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Early 20th C. Buddhist Teaching Tibetan Rug on a lovely red field, superb movement of the khata- a traditional tibetan offering scarf. mid level

All Flower motifs are represented. The Lotus is a very important symbol in Buddhism. It refers to the complete purification of body, speech and mind, and the blossoming of wholesome deeds in liberation. Blue symbolizes victory of the spirit over the senses, and signifies the wisdom of knowledge.
Peonies are the flowers of masculinity, good fortune and an emblem of love. Represent Spring
Chyranthenmums are symbols of an easy life. Represent Fall
Three fruits: Peach are for marriage and immortality; Pomegranate is fertility and male offspring and Citron though inedible is symbolizing happiness.


The Pair of Castanets is the symbol for theatrical arts. Books are learning and poetry. The Scroll is the symbol of painting and writing.
The Five Qualities of Enjoyment are offerings, as when they come into contact with our senses, they give rise to the negative consequences of attachment and craving: The Mirror is a symbol for visual form.The Lute symbolises sound.The Incense Burner represents smell.The Fruit refers to for taste.The Silk relates to touch. In offering these qualities, one meditates on their nature and the intention of abandoning craving.