Archive for the ‘Clothing’ Category

Enduring Symbols Abound in Fine Tibetan Jewelry by Chopa

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

fine tibetan art jewelrySome of the most unique jewelry in the world is not made of precious stones and gold; it is made of porcelain, silver, bamboo and natural fibers. That’s why women who like to accessorize with jewelry are so attracted to the fine Tibetan jewelry by Chopa.

The extraordinary Zen Buddhist jewelry found at Chopa.com is filled with some of the most enduring Tibetan symbols.  Some of these symbols remind us to live fully in the moment in every part of our lives.  Whether you choose a bamboo pendant or an eco-friendly art glass piece, it is the symbolic nature of this jewelry that makes it truly unique.

A “Tree of Life” pendant made of warm earth stone is a metaphor for a lively spirit, and is based on the artist’s original drawings.  It is strung onto a 16” silver-colored nylon cable with a silver-plated lobster clasp closure. 

(more…)

Make a Bold Statement in this Black Dragon & Mt. Fuji Yukata

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
yukata

Black Dragon Yukata with Mt. Fuji

You may already be familiar with the Japanese kimono, but perhaps you’ve never heard of a “yukata.”  Just like a kimono, a Japanese yukata is shaped like a capital “T”, but it is made from a lighter weight fabric than the kimono.  Also, like kimonos, these colorful robes are often worn with a yukata obi, or sash.

Yukatas originated from the robes worn by Japanese noblemen in the 17th century, known as “yukatabira.”  The word “yu” means bath, and “katabira” means “under clothing”, so while the yukata may look a lot like a kimono, wearing yukata robes as clothing in Japan might be akin to wearing pajamas in public.

(more…)