Woodblock print. Rectangular woodblock print on hand-made paper (probably from the daphne bush) and of the type made for prayer-flags. The ink used was prepared from the of soot of an oil lamp. The central panel is filled with the mantra 'Om mane padme hum' repeated continuously. Around the edges are rectangular panels filled with symbols. Along the top are four of the Eight Auspicious Symbols (l-r,conch-shell, parasol, two fishes and lotus). Along the bottom are the remaining four (l-r, knot, vase, banner and wheel). Down each side are eight symbols denoting offerings.

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Thing

Made Of
paper
Type of Thing
print
Subject
eight treasures of buddhism, mantra, fish, lotus, banner
Techniques
woodblock

People

Acquired From
Pasang Tsering to The British Museum
By Ethnic Group
Monpa
Printmaker
Pasang Tsering

Place

Found In
Tawang
Made In
Tawang

Time

Acquired In
2002
Made
2002, January or February

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