Here's a little silk of these sacred Buddhist symbols, highlighted with pure 24ct gold. I've stretched the silk over a gilded canvas which, like many of my other silks, then shimmer with changing light and angle. The edges are left slightly freyed, but the entire piece is fixed down with artist glue.
12" x 9.5 " canvas but may set it on a hard mount.
This is a silk piece depicting eight of symbols held in high esteem within Tibetan Buddhism.
They are the
Precious Umbrella – protection & royalty, including wisdom and compassion.
the Conch – the far reaching sound of the Dharma teachings
the Victory Banner – seen as the Buddha’s enlightenment and our own victory over obstacles and harmful negative forces
the Golden Fish – happiness and freedom through the waters of emotion
the Dharma Wheel – the wheel of teachings and the spiritual Universe
the Endless Knot drawing – the endless wisdom of unity & harmony through the meditative mind
the Lotus Flower – purity and spiritual unfolding
the Vase Treasure – long and prosperous life, spiritual fulfillment and the end of our cyclic existence