Here is the design, 'Shining Dorje Amongst the Stars', Tibetan Wall Hanging Art handmade by Tibetan artist Pasang in Kathmandu. The textile used in this unique piece is from discarded yak wool blankets which were used for yaks and also by people for various household purposes. The blankets date back to at least 100 to 200+ years. These blankets have been collected from across Tibet 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 yak wool blanket comes from a different region in Tibet, from which can be found a rich history in itself. The wool comes from mountain goats and yaks, which have been collected from the ground. 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.
5-10 years to find each piece from discarded yak blankets which are very rare!
30 days of stitching the pieces together at 8 hours per day.
The mountain goat and yak textiles used for the Tibetan discarded yak wool blankets that make this piece are found from across Central Tibet, from Nagchu and Kyirong. 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
What Is A Dorje?
The dorje (in Tibetan), also known as vajra (in Sanskrit) means 'the hard ' or 'mighty one', represents the indestructible and 'hard' and brilliant nature of a diamond that cannot be destroyed, cut or broken.