Tibetan Buddhist Mandala - Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 1000 Piece Jigsaw
Tibetan Buddhist Mandala 1,000-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
This gloriously rich and colorful, dizzyingly complex puzzle presents a mandala of Sitatapatra Aparajita, an invincible, parasol-wielding goddess who destroys evil spirits.
Devotional paintings like the one reproduced in this jigsaw puzzle helped to spread Buddhism from India into Tibet, China, and beyond. Initially, traveling storytellers used the paintings on cloth as visual aids while they related their tales. in time, such paintings took on a strictly devotional character and became teaching tools used by Buddhist monks. Thangka are not manifestations of an individual's creativity; they are executed according to strict standards devised to ensure that the images of the deities convey the desired spiritual effect.
Dimensions: 50.80 x 63.5cm
Number of Pieces: 1000