This Hand Carved Necklace contains the Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra of Buddhism. It is the universal mantra of love and compassion. It is carved from Yak Bones. The yak is a long-haired animal found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. All the yak bones used in our jewelry are the leftover from the domestic population that died from natural causes!
This Necklace is carefully hand made by superior crafts people, exiled Tibetans refugees living in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and elsewhere. Your purchase directly assists in the day to day lives of these refugees and aids in preserving and expanding the unique, rich Tibetan heritage and culture. This is a Fair Trade item.