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This type of bracelet shell "dhung kar" (xancus pyrum) comes from Nepal but you could find them also in Tibet and Nagaland ... this one is characterized by its small inlaid coral, amber, carnelian and lapis lazuli ... this bracelet dates from the first half of the 20th century ... it is worn by women  Dolpa and Lhomi at the wrist of the right hand and symbolizes purity and fortune; it protects against evil. The xancus pyrum can be found only in the Bay of Bengal and is used by both Hindus and Buddhists ...