Tapestry with elephant mandala in blue & turquoise
This tapestry shows a central mandala with caravans of dromedaries, peacock birds, nomads and elephants
Mandala is a word from Sanskrit and means circle. The circle is the basic form of the mandala.
The choice of these symbolic elements in the mandala tells a story of its own:
Rajasthan is considered India’s desert state. Camel drivers and nomads have settled here for centuries.
Nomads live in close contact with and from nature. The connection to the animal and plant world is reflected in the mandala through the oriental pattern of animals, plants and flowers.
The peacock is the majestic national animal of India. The encounter is said to have a blessing effect on future life.
Elephants are not only considered sacred in India. The mighty, largest land creatures command awe and symbolize in a spiritual context wisdom, constancy and stand for a long life.
The floral border pattern around the mandala consists of flowers, tendrils and small elephants.
Imprint: turquoise, brown, blue and white.
Background: dark blue.
Material: 100% cotton
Traditional arts and crafts from fair trade. Handmade in Rajasthan, India.