'Universal Mandala', Tibetan Wall Hanging Art
Here is the design, 'Universal Mandala', 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.
- 3-6 months selecting the material and the color combination.
- 30 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
What Is a Mandala?
'Mandala' is Sanskrit for circle. In Hindu and Buddhist Tantric rituals the Mandala represents a symbolic diagram as a support for meditation. It also represents the center of the universe, as it gathers all universal forces into its center. To learn more click here.
Courier Shipping & Insurance is Included!
This item will be courier shipped from Nepal directly to your front door. Because this piece of art is invaluable, the cost of insurance and the cost of courier shipping (and all packaging and handling) is included in the product's price. You will be given a tracking number once the item is sent. Shipping may take from 3 - 14 days, due to the pandemic / limited number of flights.