Sacred Tibet – Shankha

$25.00

Artistic, religious and cultural traditions unite in this beautiful design. The handwoven fabric reproduced here is an expression of the weaver’s cultural heritage. The name “shankha” refers to the conch shell, one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism.

Midi format: 130mm wide x 180mm high

Hardcover
144 Lined pages
Satin ribbon marker
Memento pouch

 

 

 

 

 

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Description

In this design, created for Buddhist monasteries and the Dalai Lama, the weavers have portrayed the path to enlightenment, both in the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism represented by the pattern and in the brightness of the colours chosen.

As with many such textiles, the symbolism is deep and varied in our Shankha pattern. One can easily pick out representations of the Endless Knot, Treasure Vase, Wheel of Dharma and Golden Fish, but it is the white Conch Shell, representing thoughts of the Buddha and called Sankha in Sanskrit, that stands out on this cover.

Additional information

Weight .255 kg
Dimensions 18 × 14 × 2 cm