In most Asian cultures that celebrate Buddhism - and especially in Burma, Laos and Thailand - the Naga Buddha is an especially important symbol of protection. A Buddha protected by the snake God is one protected Buddha!
This oversized pendant is hand-carved from ox bone and stained (with tea) to a lovely shade of cedar brown. It's been drilled and is ready to hang from a pinch bail or jump ring.
This conversation-starter pendant or focal measures a full 3 3/4" in length, 1 7/8" wide. It would also make a lovely addition to an altar or desktop that needs a reminder that both serenity and protection is at hand.