Atlas - endurance
Tibetan wood prayer beads and agate beaded bracelet. Named after the Greek Titan responsible for carrying the heavens on his shoulders. Atlas is depicted carrying the world on his back and personifies the quality of endurance. Atlas was also the god who instructed mankind in the art of astronomy, a tool which was used by sailors in navigation and farmers in measuring the seasons.
The adornment of beaded jewelry began more than 70,000 years ago. Handcrafted beaded jewelry techniques vary across the globe and nearly all of these techniques are represented in Spivey's collection of beaded bracelets.