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Woodblock print. Rectangular woodblock print on hand-made paper (probably from the daphne bush) and of the type made for prayer-flags. The ink used was prepared from the of soot of an oil lamp. The central panel is filled with the mantra 'Om mane padme hum' repeated continuously. Around the edges are rectangular panels filled with symbols. Along the top are four of the Eight Auspicious Symbols (l-r,conch-shell, parasol, two fishes and lotus). Along the bottom are the remaining four (l-r, knot, vase, banner and wheel). Down each side are eight symbols denoting offerings.
- Production date
- 2002 (January or February)
Height: 61 centimetres (maximum; irregular rectangle)
Width: 51 centimetres (maximum; irregular rectangle)
- Curator's comments
- Mr Tsering is the owner of the blocks and made the prints at the request of Richard Blurton. Prints like this are produced at the time of the Losar festival when new house prayer-flags are hung from houses.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Used at: Annual Losar festival, when prayerflags on houses are replaced
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Made for Richard Blurton by Mr Pasang Tsering using blocks that belonged to him.
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