Swirling Dragons rendered in wood, copper and sterling silver decorate the temples, statue shops and fine silver jewelry of Kathmandu, Nepal. These mythical creatures undoubtedly entered the country through the high Himalayan passes from Tibet, where the dragon was adopted from neighboring China.
In Nepal, the Dragon has always held place of honor as a powerful symbol of strength and clarity of purpose. Often portrayed flanking the deities in its role as a dharmapala, or protector of the faith, the Dragon is seen as a staunch supporter of universal truths and a fearsome foe of the forces of evil.
Only the finest of craftsmen are able to create the superbly rendered silver Dragons found at Himalayan Gems.
The jewelers who make these unique dragons are members of the Newari Shakya clan. They claim a kinship to the Buddha who was born and lived in Nepal and whose was Gautama Shakya before he attained enlightenment.
Himalayan Gems takes pride in the sophisticated level of skill so evident in these silver creations, rendered in the time-honored technique of repousse, and feel privileged to support this traditional art form.
Providing a link to the ancient mythology and wisdom of the Nepal and the Himalayan Region, the mystical Dragon still holds a fascination for many.