Chiron - medicine man
Tibetan wood prayer beads with inlay mantra stacked with apatite and wood. Named after the Greek Centaur famous for his wisdom and knowledge of medicine, credited with the discovery of botany and pharmacy, the science of herbs and medicine.
Tibetans have created and worn healing beaded bracelets for thousands of years made from different types of wood or bones from yaks that died a natural death. Historically bead craftsman were expected to keep bead-making skills a secret and in some cases risked their lives if they leaked valuable methods. Handcrafted beaded jewelry techniques vary across the globe and nearly all of these techniques are represented in Spivey's collection of beaded bracelets.