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Myanmar Pumtek Beads Strand

Myanmar Pumtek Beads Strand


Regular price ¥600,000 JPY
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Product Description: This strand features Myanmar Pumtek beads, including a mix of high-grade pieces, offering exceptional value. Pumtek beads are highly prized heirlooms, traditionally passed down through generations of the Chin ethnic group, residing in northwestern Myanmar and northern India. The term "Pumtek" translates to "buried lightning," reflecting the bead's esteemed status as a symbol of wealth and power. These beads, believed to be over 2000 years old, are crafted from fossilized wood known as silicified wood and etched with plant-derived dyes. While new replicas are available, antique Pumtek beads remain rare and highly sought after.


  • Size: Diameter: 17mm x Height: 16mm; Length: 33mm x Width: 9mm
  • Weight: 115g
  • Strand Length: 85cm
  • Special Notes: Due to the antique nature of these beads, they may feature imperfections such as scratches, cracks, or chips.
  • Attention: The actual product may appear slightly different from the photos due to lighting and other factors. Photographs are taken under bright indoor conditions, which may affect color perception.

About Myanmar Pumtek:

Pumtek beads, also known as "buried lightning," hold significant cultural value among the Chin people of northwestern Myanmar and northern India. These beads symbolize hidden power, wealth, and status. Crafted from fossilized silicified wood and etched with plant-based dyes, Pumtek beads can date back over 2000 years. While modern replicas exist, antique Pumtek beads are extremely scarce and valued as precious heirlooms.

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