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Mongoose and Precious Jewels - Tibetan Chest

Mongoose and Precious Jewels - 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. It is ideal for use as a decorative piece or jewellery box. This chest contains traditional Tibetan motifs featuring the mongoose and precious jewels, lotus and Double Vajra on the top.

The mongoose is the conveyance of Zambala, the Tibetan Buddhist wealth deity. As an enemy of Nagas and snakes,  the mongoose is usually seen spitting out coloured jewels of wisdom. This animal often accompanies wealth deities representing their power to remove material/mundane discomfort so that people can focus on their spiritual journey.

The lotus holds great importance in Buddhist philosophy and signifies one's ability to rise above the murk and achieve enlightenment. The lotus is also the pedestal that many Buddhist deities are seated on.

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)

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