Pumtek bead from the 2Oth Century


This massive pumtek (buried thunderbolt) 6 eye bead made of opalised wood. Made in the Chin state of Burma in the 20th century to copy ancient pumteks loved by the Chin peoples of south west Burma. This is an unusual design and size not often seen. Purchased on the Rhakine Coast Burma (Myanamar) 2011. 3cm diameter.

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