In ancient times, alchemists called cinnabar 'Dragon's Blood' - when it was made from tree resin dyed red with mercury sulfide. The Chinese during the Song Dynasty, reduced the poison risk by using lacquer over cinnabar carvings of chests, candle sticks and snuff bottles. Today, the toxic pigment is replaced by a resin that looks the same as the pigmented lacquer, making it totally harmless.

Price is per large 55mm x 26mm thick. All beautifully carved, quite deep. Picture shows both sides of...
Price is per two of these beautiful beads, each measures 13mm x 11mm, crafted from reconstituted cinnabar. The...
Price is per four of these beautiful beads, each measures 11mm. The toxicity of mercury and cinnabar was...
Price is per two of these beautiful, unusual beads - measures a large 23mm with a 2mm hole....
Price is per two of these beautiful beads, each measures a largish 28mm x 8mm, hole to thread...
Price is per four of these beautiful beads, each measures 17mm square x 7mm, drilled in the corners....
Price is per two of these beautiful unusual beads, each measures 16mm x 15mm x 13mm, crafted from...
Price is per four of these beautiful beads, each measures 17mm x 12mm, crafted from reconstituted cinnabar. The...
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