ONLY ONE,UNIQUE ONE.
གཏོ་པར། is a divination ritual used by lamas when chanting sutras and mantras,it is also an exquisite wood carving handicraft, an exquisite decoration.
❤This woodblock plate comes from the Derge Sutra Printing Temple (a famous cultural heritage),about 100 years old.
It is handmade on traditional Tibetan engraving techniques(Please see the introduction below),like 300 years ago.
It has different patterns carved on all four sides,there are 45 different patterns carved in total.
Side 1 is carved 2 Buddha statues and a divination symbol are carved on the front,This divination symbol indicates the four sides of this ritual instrument.
Side 2 is carved 11 characters and 2 animals, include typical Tibetan life scenes, male and female costumes, Tibetan robes, dogs, yaks, sheep, as well as shepherds and warriors riding horses
Side 3 is carved 11 different animals, such as snakes, tortoises, dragons, deer, scorpions, lizards, and a statue of Mahakala Buddha
Side 4 is carved 17 different animals, such as vultures, cranes, yaks, horses, sheep, dogs, etc.
All our crafts are directly handmade from Tibet.
When you purchase this craft it helps and support the artisan and their families in Tibet.
Your support is highly appreciated.
Length about 4cm / 1.58inch
Width about 4cm / 1.58inch
Height about 30cm / 11.8inch
❤ABOUT DERGE SUTRA PRINTING TEMPLE
The Dêrgê Barkang (pronunciation "Dehr-gheh", alternative names Derge Parkhang, Dege Parkhang, Derge Sutra Printing Temple, Dege Yinjing Yuan, Derge Barkhang, Dege Barkhang, Barkhang, Parkhang, Bakong Scripture Printing Press and Monastery) is the barkang (printing house) associated to the Goinqên Monastery. It is one of the foremost cultural treasures of Tibet. Derge is a county seat in a high valley in Kham, an eastern district of traditional Tibet which is now part of China's Sichuan Province. The Derge Parkhang is a living institution devoted to the printing and preservation of Tibetan literature, a printing temple that holds the greatest number of Tibetan woodblocks in the world.
The Derge Sutra Printing Temple (Parkhang in Tibetan) is one of the most important cultural, social, religious and historical institutions in Tibet. Founded in 1729 by Demba Tsering, the fortieth King of Derge (1678–1739) with the spiritual and literature assistance of the 8th Tai Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne, the Derge Parkhang is an active center for publication of Tibetan Buddhist sutra, commentaries, and thangka as well as works of history, technology, biography, medicine and literature. Books are still being made in the same way as they have been for almost three hundred years: handprinted from hand-carved wooden blocks. Cinnabar is used to colour the text red,in which workers can print eight to fifteen pages manually a minute,2500 in a day,from wooden blocks that have already been engraved with text.Thirty printers are in working condition where printers work in pairs, one puts ink on wooden press, later cleaned in a trough, while the other rolls a piece of paper using a roller which is imprinted red with sayings of Buddha.
1.This woodblock plate is only 1 left
2.Please allow 1-2cm error due to manual measurement.
3.The color may have different as the difference display.
Please make sure you do not mind before you bid.