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This pendant is part of the Cheapside Hoard. Date 1560 AD - 1640 AD. these items are thought to have belonged to a jeweller or pawnbroker in London's Cheapside about 1624-5, who either fled from the plague or was killed in London after the hoard was hidden. It may be seen at the Museum of London, UK and the whole place is wonderful.
A gold and enamelled pendant set with red and green glass. The red glass is foiled. Part of the Cheapside Hoard, c. 1560-1640
According to oral history in the Hmong community, it is said the Hmong women hid the ancient Hmong paj ntaub script in the clothing of the Hmong people, especially in the pleated skirts of the Green Hmong. From this time forward, the scripts became motifs or symbols in Hmong embroidery.
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5.80 ct - Hollandite in Quartz, symmetric reflections
Amazing lines & color, Cody Eich, Fort Wayne, Indiana
This is so beautiful! It has really inspired me to make better use of my own altar space, perhaps by investing in more candles, and by tracking down a suitable altar cloth. Photographs certainly add a more personal element to the space- incense and flowers also make it a little more special, though I'm inclined to use dried flowers rather than fresh! Om Mani Padme Hum ♥