|Re: 5 Small Tibetan Beads|
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I am not aware of any Tibetan (nor Indian) names for these specific beads. Some people refer to them as "chung" (or "chong") beads. I limit that name to certain beads, such as the carnelian zi you show, that you also call a chung zi.
Attached is Plate III from my 2002 article on zi beads, showing the beads we are discussing (as well as others). I refer to these as striped or banded zi beads (when they are derived from Tibet or the Himalayas). This particular photo is harvested from my FaceBook page, when I was discussing zi beads a few years ago.