4-7-09 This is a NICE piece and expensive if you were to buy it. I think the hanger is sterling but I can not be sure on that. Please do not buy if you want it to be sterling, I have not tested it.
This is real ( my brain is slipping from me,whats new,If I remember I will tell you) something that is thousands of years old and comes from tree's.
In side it holds a Bodhisattva. This is a being that has been here for thousands of years and works to lead you to to true enlightenment.
What it is, is a being that instead of heading to heaven wanted to stay and help those on earth. The spirit is filled with both compassion and knowledge. He knows human nature from being around for so long and can know you and help you with anything.