A vintage Tibetan travelling / folding prayer table decorated with two of the. Banner Proclaiming Victory, the emblem of enlightenment, and the Eternal Knot. SHOWN TOGETHER IN IMAGES 2 - 5 & 19 - 21.
Painted polychrome panels in sacred saffron and vermillion. IMAGES 8,9 & 10. Has been sourced from Kathmandu in Nepal though probably originated in Tibet.
A Tibetan Victory Banner forms the lead image. A symbol of knowledge over ignorance, whist the artist has drawn on a Endless Knot, shirivasta, motif as inspiration for the top panel. The victory banner was adopted by early Buddhism as an emblem of the Buddha's enlightenment, heralding the triumph of knowledge over ignorance. It is said to have been placed on the summit of Mt.Meru by Buddha himself, symbolizing his victory over the entire universe. Meru here is believed to be the central axis supporting the. The flag of victory also denotes Buddha's triumph over Mara, who personifies hindrances on the path to spiritual realisation. The endless knot, is considered the knot of. Nothing over 100 yrs is allowed to be exported from Nepal, and whilst we wouldn't claim this. Is anything like antique, it has some age, and has been produced in a time-honoured fashion using skills handed down from generation to generation of Nepalese craftsmen. A vintage Tibetan folding prayer table. A unique artefact from the.
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