Collection Name: Four Seasons Retro Mandalas
Inspired by: Tibetan Mandalas & the four seasons (spring, summer, autumn and winter)
Number of patterns in the collection: 4
Available: Small and large motifs.
Pattern: Hand-drawn and digitally coloured art
The mandala, synonymous with Tibetan Buddhism
is symbolic of the Universe, representing an imaginary palace. When Buddhist monks create a mandala, they contemplate the significance of each object in the palace as these objects represent different guiding principles or aspects of wisdom. The creation of a mandala might take days. The monks begin the process with chants and prayers. The design of the mandala is first marked with chalk, and this alone can take an entire day. Metal funnels known as chalkpur is then used to fill the design with dyed grains of sand since sand transmits positive energies to the environment and the people who view the mandala. It is meticulous, time-consuming and meditative work.
Message in a Mandala
Once the mandala is completed, the monks pray and seek healing blessings from Buddha. As the monks chant and pray, another monk will slowly and meditatively erase the mandala starting from the perimeter to the centre. This destruction of the mandala is representative of the impermanence of life. The coloured sand is then collected and dispersed into flowing water, and it is based on the belief that the blessings would be spread to the whole world. While the mandala can make us aware of the impermanence of life, the four seasons is representative of the continuation of life in cycles. Nothing lasts forever, and nothing is lost forever. That’s the mystique of life itself.
This pattern can be used on a wide range of wearable and functional products ranging from bolt fabrics, apparel, kitchenware, home furnishings, giftware etc
This pattern is available for licencing or buyout.