Skull Red Bead SEVEN 7 SORROWS Rosary CRUCIFIX CATHOLIC NECKLACE
So Rare Red Sandalwood Beads Rose SEVEN SORROWS Rosary & Cross -K7888
Red Sandalwood Beads SEVEN SORROWS Rosary Cross
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Medal material: Italy Pewter
Chainwork: white copper
Crucifix material : Italy Pewter
Red Sandalwood (Royal tree) Beads
Retain the natural aroma for every day
You are Biding on a nice So Rare Red Sandalwood Bead Rosary & Cross,With Each Speclal Bead Being Round.Well Kept with no cracks at all.Its appearance and quality are excellent.
Offering for your spiritual life, witness wear, or gift giving, a stunning religious rosary from olden oridental. This Rosaryis so one size Fits most teens/adults,Very stylish and unique, great religious's witness wear, great prayer reminder, and thanks for looking.
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The Red sandalwood or red sanders, Pterocarpus santalinus, is a species of tree in the family Fabaceae, which yields valuable timber.
The timber of this species is found in classic Chinese furniture. It is used in the construction of the erhu, a Chinese bowed string instrument. Indian women make use of the dye extracted from it.
Sandalwood Bead (Royal tree, Red sandalwood):
Sandalwood is a name for fragrant woods and their essential oil. These are mostly derived from trees of the Santalaceae family. The name most frequently refers to species of the genus, Santalum; particuarly Santalum album and Santalum spicatum. Species of this tree are found in Nepal, Southern India, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, South Pacific islands and Australia. It is used as fragrance in perfume and incense, and for woodworking. Some temples have been built with sandalwood in India and these retain the aroma for centuries. Jewelry boxes, fans, and ornate carvings continue to be made in many parts of Asia, especially India, using sandalwood.
Nepalese sandalwood, is currently endangered and consequently very expensive. Although all sandalwood trees in Nepal are government-owned and their harvest is strictly controlled, many trees are illegally cut down and smuggled out of the country. Sandalwood essential oil prices have risen up to $1000-1500 per kg in the last 5 years. Some countries regard the sandal oil trade as ecologically harmful because it encourages the overharvesting of sandalwood trees. Sandalwood from Mysore region of Karnataka, Southern India is generally considered to be of the highest quality available. New plantations have been set up with international aid in Tamilnadu, in order to facilitate the economic benefits of sandalwood.known as Hawaiian sandalwood ( 'iliahi alo'e ), is also used and deemed of high quality. Australian sandalwood is used by some aromatherapists and perfumers. The concentration of constituent chemicals in its essential oil - and hence, its aroma - differ considerably from those of other Santalum species.
To produce commercially valuable sandalwood with high levels of fragrance oils, harvested santalum trees have to be at least 40 years of age, but 80 or above is preferred. However, inferior sandalwood produced from trees at 30 years old can still fetch a decent price due to the demand for real sandalwood.
Unlike most trees, sandalwood is harvested by toppling the entire santalum tree instead of sawing them down at the trunk. This way, valuable wood from the stump and root can also be sold or processed for oil.
Sandalwood essential oil provides perfumes with a striking wood base note. Sandalwood smells not unlike other wood scents, except it has a bright and fresh edge with few natural analogues. When used in smaller proportions in a perfume, it is an excellent fixative to enhance the head space of other fragrances.
In Hinduism, sandalwood is often used for rituals..... . Its use as an embalming paste is used in Lord Shiva temples on Shivlings. A vast majority of hindus wear a small mark of this paste on their forehead right above the middle of the eyes. It is supposed to keep the third eye cool.
Sandalwood is considered in alternative medicine to bring one closer with the divine. Sandalwood essential oil, which is very expensive in its pure form, is used primarily for Ayurvedic purposes, and treating anxiety........In Buddhism, sandalwood are considered to be of the Padma (lotus) group and attributed to the Bodhisattva Amitabha. Sandalwood scent is believed to transform one's desires and maintain a person's alertness while in meditation. Sandalwood is also one of the more popular scents used for incense used when offering incense to the Buddha.
Sandalwood, along with agarwood, is the most popular and commonly used incense material by the Chinese and Japanese in worship ....... It is also used extensively in Indian incense, religiously or otherwise.Firekeeping priests, who have maintained sacred fires for centuries, accept sandalwood twigs from Zoroastrian worshippers as their contribution for sustaining the fire.
Sandalwood essential oil was popular in medicine up to 1920-1930, mostly as urogenital (internal) and skin (external) antiseptic. Its main component beta-santalol (~90%) has antimicrobial property. It is used in aromatherapy and sandalwood oil is also used to prepare soaps. Sandalwood is an essential oil and can be used with a carrier oil to clear skin from blackheads and spots. Sandalwood oil should never be applied to the skin without a carrier oil. Sandalwood oil is very nutritious for the skin and this is what causes the spots and blackheads to be eliminated.
Red sandalwood is so rare:
Among tropical hardwoods the most prized of all is Red sandalwood, an exceptionally rare species. Red sandalwood is so rare that it is virtually unknown in the West, and until recently was thought to be practically extinct. Its tight grain and hardness make it so dense that it sinks in water. In ancient China it was said that the dark purple color of Red sandalwood resembled the color reserved for the use of Qing dynasty. As a result, only the imperial household was allowed to use Red sandalwood in China from the 17th to the 19th century. Red sandalwood trees grow very slowly, and Red sandalwood wood has always been in short supply. Therefore, relatively few pieces of Red sandalwood furniture exist, mostly in museums or private collections.
Red sandalwood furniture is so rare that when items become available they command premium prices. Recently, a 216 centimeter (7 5/8 feet) long Red sandalwood painting table and accompanying painting chair produced in 2001 was sold at auction in Beijing for 440,000 Renminbi, or approximately $55,000 US. Unusual antique pieces can command prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Red sandalwood background:
Red sandalwood (Pterocarpus) is a type of Leguminosae, a member of the rosewood family. The wood originates from the tropical forests of southern China, Indochina and islands in the Indian Ocean. Red sandalwood is an evergreen tree, and grows slowly, reaching 30 feet in height and 10 inches in diameter after 300 years. Because of its extremely slow growth, Red sandalwood is only available in limited quantities. Red sandalwood is further divided into two categories - da-yie-tan and xiao-yie-tan. Xia-yie-tan only grows in one region of the world, India and rarely grows to be more than 10 centimeters in diameter.
Objects or furniture made from ancient xia-yie-tan timber rarely appear on the international market. Da-yie-tan, though still uncommon and thought to be extinct, have slowly reappeared in tropical rain forests. The growth rings of a Red sandalwood tree are spaced so close together that they are almost impossible to distinguish without magnification. Red sandalwood is extremely dense, and sinks in water. When new, objects made from Red sandalwood generally appear purple or reddish in color, but over time darken. Eventually the wood will become almost black, and the grain becomes virtually invisible. Although its grain is not as colorful and prominent as that of huanghuali, the subtle texture and coloring of aged Red sandalwood wood are incomparable.
Red sandalwood history and furniture making:
From the very ancient times, dating as early as in the 3rd century in Cui Baos Gu jin zhu (Explanation and Ancient and Modern Matters), Chinese have considered Red sandalwood the most precious wood. Perhaps because it is so rare, many more pieces were made from huanghuali than from Red sandalwood. Because of the particular scarcity of large Red sandalwood trees, large pieces of Red sandalwood furniture are exceptional treasures.
During the Ming and Qing periods, with European and American expatriates coming to China, Red sandalwood furniture first became widely exposed to the world. The export of Red sandalwood furniture started during this period. Some of the most exquisite pieces, which typically appear in international auction houses, are often pieces documented as missing in Chinese historical books. Antique Red sandalwood furniture is among the most expensive furniture in auction markets, mainly because there are so few pieces and the scarcity of the wood means that they are typically constructed to the highest standards.
Red sandalwood leaf & the branches of
a young sandalwood tree found
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Collecting Red sandalwood furniture:
Collecting Red sandalwood furniture has been an increasingly popular pursuit for furniture connoisseurs. Attracted by the high prices obtained for Ming and Qing period Red sandalwood furniture, some furniture makers had learned to give furniture an antique treatment and even produce counterfeit authenticity certificates. Some of these attempts are so convincing that even experienced collectors and experts are fooled. Genuine antique Ming Red sandalwood chairs command price as high as $30,000 at auction. Items represented as antiques but offered at lower prices are likely to be of more modern origin, and unlikely to be made to the same standards of joinery. With antique Red sandalwood furniture pieces so few and far between, and export of antique Red sandalwood furniture from China forbidden by law, Red sandalwood furniture made currently but with the traditions and standards of old have become increasingly valuable.
Fine examples of Chinese classical furniture exude the refined aesthetics of centuries of Chinese culture, while their ingenious construction and hardwood material provide durability and maintenance-free enjoyment. Simply touching Red sandalwood objects from time to time still serves as the most common preservation mechanism, providing natural oils that protect the wood and polish the surface. As the furniture ages, its patina darkens and deepens - Red sandalwood furniture truly gets better with age.
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