Tibetan Gau Charms and pendants

By: Dharmashop  09-12-2011

Gau is the Tibetan word for a unique type of ornamental charm, frame or box that almost every Tibetan uses. Usually pieces of prayer scarves, pictures of deities or other precious items are kept inside. We supply a small picture of H.H. The Dalai Lama and a fragment of a prayer scarf with each charm.

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