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Antique Three Tiger Stripe Motif Dzi Bead with Calcification - Rare Octagon Shape

Antique Three Tiger Stripe Motif Dzi Bead with Calcification - Rare Octagon Shape

This bead is adorned with the Three Tiger Stripe Motif. The Tiger Stripe Motif is sometimes interpreted as the Tiger Tooth Motif or the Wave Motif. The Tiger Tooth Motif is believed to endow its wearer with strength and courage. The Wave Motif is believed to bless its wearer with never-ending success. The two motifs are very similar. Sometimes, they are distinguishable and difficult to tell apart.

This bead measures 20.8 mm x 12.5 mm. It is an old bead, estimated to be between 200 to 500 years old. The extreme age of this bead is evidenced with calcification.

The bead material is high quality natural agate.