Historically, sacred mantras were held in the highest regard and honored in pure gold lettering on tablets of precious lapis lazuli. Here, the Mani mantra 'oṃ maṇipadme hūṃ' expressed according to the classical divine proportionate construction of the Tibetan Uchen script, sits upon a flowing lapis background.
As an embodiment of infinite understanding engendering impartial loving-kindness, those who speak, hear or see the Mani mantra are said to benefit. Often placed high within a household, they are considered to bless, purify and protect residents and their environment.
Although photographed here un-gilded, the finished product is carefully hand gilded with Dutch gold leaf.
Giclée printed on sustainably sourced natural white bamboo fine art paper, at 290 g/m².
One print size only (50 x 23 cm), £318