Our modern redesign of the classic Buddha Agarwood necklace. We have stylized the traditional Chinese Birdcage into this bright, eye-catching 'Birdcage' pendant. Each Birdcage pendant contains three dark, natural Vietnam Hoi An Agarwood beads. A toggle clasp makes this women's necklace easy to secure and fasten. Ideal for everyday wear or special occasions.
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.
Agarwood (also called Aloeswood or Oud) is a spiritual wood used extensively in Buddhist tradition and meditation. 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.
Agarwood is treasured 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.