|Canvas Size:||8.7″ x 11.8″|
|Mounted Size:||Top width: 12″, Bottom width: 14″(wood scroll not included), Height: 24″|
|Material:||Silk, Wood SCROLL, GOLD PASTED ON THANGAKA, BLESSED IN HUAZANG MONASTERY|
|Shipping||USPS Priority Mail|
|Description:||High Quality gilding and printed on the canvas. This Thangka has been mounted with wood scrolls, Ready for hanging on the wall, or rolled up for storage. It has silk cover to protect the thangka from dust. A Tibetan Thangka is a painting of a sacred image or deity on cloth (usually cotton canvas or silk). The delicate, detailed imagery is hung in meditation centers, personal ritual spaces, and even yoga classrooms – anywhere we would like to remind ourselves of the Divine. These richly colored paintings are intended to bring the essence of Spirit into our homes and sacred spaces.
1000 hands and 1000 eyes Avalokiteshvara
Avalokiteshvara, Ekadasamukha (Tibetan: chen re zig, shal chu jig. English: the Eleven Faced Lord Gazing on the World): the bodhisattva of compassion with 1000 hands (Sanskrit: sahasrabhuja).
Peaceful in appearance, with eleven faces rising upward in groups of three, the 10th is wrathful and the face at the top is that of the buddha Amitabha. Each face has two eyes and long black hair flows across the shoulders. With 5000 pairs of hands, the first 8 are distinct. The first pair at the heart holds a single precious jewel. The three right hands extended to the side are in the mudra of generosity, holding a Dharma wheel and a crystal prayer bead mala. The three on the left hold a water flask, a bow and arrow and a lotus blossom. Each face is adorned with a gold crown, ribbons and earrings. Necklaces, bracelets and precious jewels adorn the body and a scarf is wrapped about the neck. A deerskin is worn across the left shoulder and the lower body is covered in various silk fabrics. With the two legs together he stands atop a lotus flower surrounded by radiant light forming a thin green and orange nimbus around the body and smaller green areolas about the heads.
Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of the Great Compassion, excepted by all Buddhist traditions and famously known as Kuan Yin (a feminine form) by the Chinese. His vast vows is to deliver all sentient beings from falling into evil states and lead them towards salvation or enlightenment. He is mostly represented by the seed mantra OM MANI PADME HUM (“Hail the jewel in the lotus!”).