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We were only in Katmandu 10 days. Visiting friends, I remember it was Buddha's birthday and my wife and I went out with a Russian jeep w driver and delivered 2 1/2 tons dahl and 2 1/2 tons of rice to 3 of the monastaries around the valley in 1985. what a great day.
So later we went shopping in Durbar square, and I have been collecting antiques since the late 1960's. So I wanted to go look in the antique stores around the square and found the beads in 3 shops. Was told the majority came from a road works project ( excavation )?? Then outside the shops were people selling minlerals on the square on a blanket or such and I bought several small smoky quartz qwindels.
Then I asked my friends in Katmandu to look for more only to find a few, then no more.
After Katmandu we went to Delhi Red Fort and I got some great Pumtek double strand necklaces and 4 Mizoram carnelian necklaces that have never been broken and they just glow. The Pumteks are ancient and not antique.
Next I will try to post my carnelian beads for all to enjoy.