In an ancient ritual dating back centuries to the Imperial Qing dynasty, bird lovers head to parks and teahouses with their birds in fanciful birdcages each morning. They believe that birds cooped up indoors in crowded apartments become depressed and lose their will to sing. Many bird owners believe their bird's happiness and singing ability will improve as the birds socialize among themselves. Beautiful birdcages with singing birds populate the parks and teahouses as birds and their owners socialize during this early morning tradition.
We have stylized the traditional Chinese Birdcage with this bright, sterling silver bracelet and 'Birdcage' charm. Each Birdcage charm carries two Vietnam Hoi An Agarwood beads. The bracelet shines in the light and is an eye-catching design ideal for everyday wear.
Agarwood (also called Aloeswood or Oud) is a special wood that is prized for its beauty and natural fragrance. Agarwood is naturally formed within the forests of Southeast Asia when the Agar tree develops resins as a natural defence against infection. Over an extensive period of time (up to 100 years), the resin saturates the wood, resulting in a dark, beautiful heartwood with a divine fragrance. Agarwood is also known as a spiritual and healing wood. Many believe Agarwood contains the positive life energy (Qi) of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. Agarwood bracelets and necklaces are carried or worn to manifest positive energy and good fortune. Our bracelets, necklaces and malas are hand-crafted using premium Agarwood beads.