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This Dzi Book is highly recommended for those who are interested in Dzi :-

Name of book : The Gzi Beads of Tibet 

Author : Tung-Kuang, Lin

ISBN : 957-744-990-5 

Publication date : 12th November 2001

Publisher : Art of Tibet, Taiwan

TEL : 886-2-29354010

Price : $2800 NTD 

The book was written by the Dzi expert LIN TUNG-KUANG, with foreword by the SAKYA PHUNTSHOG PHODRANG'S DAGMO JAMYANG BALMO, has a total of 256 pages with over 300 coloured PURE dZi photos, written in BOTH ENGLISH and traditional CHINESE type and is hardcover cloth bonded.

This book has the best materials & references on OLD PERIOD PURE dZi, divided into 32 sections including:

  • Geographical Setting;
  • Historical Background;
  • Religious Development;
  • Archaeological Discoveries;
  • Myths and Legends: Origin of Gzi Beads,
  • Treasures Concealed by Padmasambhava and Revealed by King Gesar, 
  • Treasures Guarded by the Dragon Gods;
  • Reasons Accounting for Gzi Beads' Preciousness; 
  • The "Eyes" of Gzi Beads; 
  • Criteria in Identifying Gzi Beads; 
  • Categorization of Gzi Beads and Categorization Chart;
  • The Ancient Kingdom of Zhangzhung - Birthplace of Gzi Beads;
  • Excavating Striped Gzi in Nepal; 
  • Dating Gzi Beads; 
  • Essential Criteria in Identifying Ancient and Pure Gzi; 
  • Preservation of Gzi Beads.