Fair Trade Tibetan Pendants Choose one of these Traditional Buddhist pendants. These were handpicked from a Tibetan family who escaped Chinese rule by fleeing into exile over the Himalayas into India, where they now have a small business selling traditional Tibetan crafts. By buying this item you are supporting the ongoing struggle of the Tibetan people by helping to keep their culture alive and by providing income in their struggle under exile. Hand made in the Himalayas mountains by a small community of Tibetan artisans. The Endless, or Eternity Knot is one of the ?Eight Auspicious Symbols? of Buddhism. The other seven symbols include the: Conch Shell, Lotus, Parasol, Pair of Golden Fishes, Victory Banner, and Treasure Vase. The Tibetan phrase for Endless Knot is dpal be’u, and its Sanskrit name is shrivatsa. There are several other English terms that can be used for this historic symbol, such as: the Tibetan Knot, the Mystic Dragon, the Knot of Eternity, and the Lucky Diagram. Though found mostly in Tibetan Buddhist culture, the Endless Knot can also be found in Chinese and Chinese-inspired art. The Endless Knot is comparable to knots of other cultures, bearing a striking similarity to the Celtic Knot of the ancient Celts. The Endless Knot is an intricate design of looped or intertwined lines that weave in and out of each other in right angles to form a lattice pattern. The knot seemingly has no beginning and no end. The divine significance of the Endless Knot is that it represents the connection between one?s spiritual path, the movement of time, and the omnipresent Buddha self ? or divine eternal consciousness. One can find several other spiritual significances of the knot, for a symbol representing interconnectedness lends itself to many interpretations. Some believe the knot is representative of the endless cycle of Samsara, or continuous succession of birth, death and rebirth. Others believe it signifies the desirable union between right wisdom and right practice, or wisdom and compassion. gift that you won’t find in high street stores.