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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. It is in landscape format. The ink used was prepared from the of soot of an oil lamp. The entire field is filled with text, the mantra 'Om mane padme hum' repeated continuously. There are 16 rows of text and in each row the mantra is repeated 9 times. This is the mantra of Avalokiteśvara (Tib. Chenrezi).
- Production date
- 2002 (January or February)
Height: 61 centimetres (maximum; irregular rectangle)
Width: 52 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
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- Acquisition notes
- Made for Richard Blurton by Mr Pasang Tsering using blocks that belonged to him.
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