Silk Brocade Mounted 24k Gold Samsara Thangka, Wheel of Life
Size =82cmx68cm~32.2″x26.7″(32cmx25cm core painting)
Material used = Cotton canvas, natural pigment, 24k Gold, Silk Cloths
Silk brocading is a process of framing a Thangka in traditional Tibetan style. The frame is made of beautiful silk fabric having rich colors and patterns. The silk fabric protects the edges of the Thangka, and also makes it easier to hang. A thin silk cover protects the painting when rolled, and may be gathered up to display the painting when hung on the wall. It is generally thought that silk brocade renders a Thangka more attractive and more religious.
Hub: the three poisons
The images in the hub of the wheel represent the three poisons of anger, ignorance and greediness.
Second layer: karma
One half-circle (usually light) shows contented people moving upwards to higher states, possibly to the higher realms.
The other half-circle (usually dark) shows people in a miserable state being led downwards to lower states, possibly to the lower realms.
Third layer: the six realms of samsara
The three higher realms are shown in the top half of the circle; the higher realms consist of the god realm, the demi-god realm and the human realm..
The three lower realms are shown in the bottom half of the circle; the lower realms consist of the hell realm, the animal realm and the hungry ghost realm.
The wheel is being held by a fearsome figure who represents impermanence. This figure is most commonly depicted as Yama, the lord of death. Regardless of the figure depicted, the inner meaning remains the same–that the entire process of cyclic existence (samsara) is transient; everything within this wheel is constantly changing.
~Excellent for home/office decor or meditation~
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|Dimensions||68 × 82 cm|