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Antique Archaic Buddhist Mandala 19th C. Monastery Wangden Tibetan Meditation Rug. Wangdens have a warp faced backing, sometimes with fringe. These rugs are considerably heavier and more comfortable to be used in the monastery. The sole purpose of the Wangden was monastic, these were not made for the individual. Rarely did they find their way to the private residence. mid-expensive level
The Mandala symbolizes the entire universe in terms of planets and time cycles, as well as aspects of our body and mind, and even the practice. Deities and other images within the mandala represent for example the sense organs, the elements and mental aspects, all in a purified state.