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Garuda and Golden Fish -  Tibetan Chest
Garuda and Golden Fish -  Tibetan Chest
Garuda and Golden Fish -  Tibetan Chest
Garuda and Golden Fish -  Tibetan Chest
Garuda and Golden Fish -  Tibetan Chest

Garuda and Golden Fish - Tibetan Chest

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Small Wooden Chest in Traditional Tibetan Design

This small traditional Tibetan chest has been hand made and painted at our workshop in Nepal by skilled artisans specializing in woodwork and painting. It is ideal for use as a decorative piece or jewellery box. This chest contains traditional Tibetan motifs featuring the mystical garuda, auspicious golden fish and double vajra on the top.

The garuda is the mythical king of birds in Buddhist philosophy and also a guardian spirit that is often depicted listening to the sermons of the Buddha. This mythological creature is also the national emblem of Thailand and Indonesia.

The pair of golden fish are part of the 8 auspicious symbols in Buddhist and Hindu philosophy and symbolises the ability of all sentient beings to achieve enlightenment  without drowning in samsara. They represent auspiciousness, abundance and balance in leading a fulfilling life.

The Vajra is a sacred object associated with Tibetan Buddhism and accompanies the bell during various rituals. In Sanskrit, it translates to both 'diamond' and 'thunderbolt'. Like a diamond, the vajra is indestructible but destroys ignorance and hindrances. Like the thunderbolt, it is swift and cuts through one's faults.

This chest is perfect for adding some colour to home. It can also be used as a spiritual safe to hold your most precious dharma items and precious documents, memories and jewellery.

Size: 26 (length) x 13 (width) x 15 cms (high)