Here is the design, 'Dze Stone Design with Lotus Pond', three dimensional Tibetan Wall Hanging Art handmade by Tibetan artist Pasang in Kathmandu. The textile used in this unique piece is sheep wool which come from various pangden (Tibetan aprons) which date back to at least 60 to 100+ years. These woollen textiles (old discarded pangden) have been handpicked from the ground, transformed, and reborn by stitching them together into this beautiful and unique patchwork design.
There is no other piece like this in the world - this cannot be emphasised enough! Each square piece of pangden comes from a different region in Tibet, from which can be found a rich history in itself. Intertwining hundreds of these pieces together creates layer upon layer of stories, tradition, heritage, ancient Tibetan spinning and weaving techniques, and literally lifetimes lived - all of this interwoven into this one piece of art.
1-5 years selecting the material and the color combination.
15 days of stitching the pieces together at 8 hours per day.
The textiles from the Tibetan aprons for this piece are found from across Central Tibet, from Lhatse and Shegar and even from Mustang - bordering Nepal and Tibet. The natural dye used for the colours are:
Saffron for yellow color
Indigo for blue color
Madder for red color
The white color is the wool's natural color
Meaning of the Dze Stone
The Dze stone is an ancient stone that can be found in Tibet and across the Himalayan region. Tibetans believe that the Dze stone comes from an insect and with the 'touch of a human heart', the insect turns itself into the Dze stone. Other Himalayan tales talk about the Dze stone as being 'droppings of the Garuda bird'. The Dze stone also holds medicinal value within Tibetan medicine. Anyone who has travelled to Tibet and the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India and Bhutan will have seen locals wear this priceless stone around their necks.
Because of the Lockdown situation in Kathmandu, shipping prices are higher than normal. It is impossible to get a fixed rate as everything is constantly changing week-to-week and even sometimes day-to-day. Shipping by courier (DHL, FedEx, etc) will cost extra. The item will be shipped by courier to your front door and you will be given a tracking number upon shipment. Insurance is also available for 1% of the item's value.