Turquoise

Turquoise

Added over 8 years ago

Turquoise has been prized as a gemstone for thousands of years and remains one of the most popular stones in the world today.  What makes this stone so unique and desirable to so many people, from ancient times to the present day?

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Stories from the Silk Road - Magic Carpets

Stories from the Silk Road - Magic Carpets

Added over 8 years ago

Paul Wilson has been travelling the Silk Road for over ten years and has written several books and articles on the route. He has passed through Kashgar many times and on moving to Sydney came across our version of Kashgar in Bondi Junction. His latest book: The Silk Roads (Trailblazer Publications) is available nationwide and also in our store.  His article this month is Magic Carpets, a discussion on buying carpets and kilims on the Silk Road.

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Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism - the Bell, Viswa Vajra, Eight Auspicious Symbols, Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra and the Prayer Wheel

Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism - the Bell, Viswa Vajra, Eight Auspicious Symbols, Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra and the Prayer Wheel

Added over 8 years ago

The second entry in Kashgar's ongoing compendium of eastern Asian ritual objects and deities...please see the entire Compendium in the Articles section

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