Palm Opalized with Mongolian influence in Indonesia were found at Pontianak from Dayaks, the design near same with dZi(proaounced Zee) from Tibet himalaya but the Tibet beads from agate ,found from earth . Opalized palm wood with artificial decoration were called Puntek bead , Mizzorm bUrma were influenced by Tibet Himalyan region bring by Mongolian to Indonesia via Dayaks ( this informations must be study more, please cofirmation by the expert).
This Palm Opalized bead were found in form necklets and bracelets in Pontinak market bring by the Dayaks, may be contemporay, but very unique beads with the influence of Himalayan tradition dZi beads with the legend of a man (from tibetan man) on a horse who saw the bead move. If you don’t cover it with dust , it will disappear . The man threw dust over the bead and caught it, and it petrified, but dZi beads do not remain with unlucky people. the same man traded the bead for so many yak, the point is, the bead was not meant to be with him-the animals were. Other Tibetan tales concern unfortunes who sell a valuable dZi , only to beca,e ill or die soon after Tibetans are loath tro sell prized dZi even for the gihest prices.
I didn’t asked the Dayak about this unique Oplaized Plam wooden tree, because I told him this was new contemporary beads, butthe dayaks said not this beads from her grandma, she sold because need money to buy food then I buy this bead because pity to her poor condition, may be this beads unlucky for her, but the lucky will came to me. I hope the expert comment this opinion. Please collector to choice this type of beads were the very best collections to put in IMUCS cybermuseum. @Copyright Dr Iwan S 2010.