Artistic, religious and cultural traditions unite in our Shankha design. The handwoven fabric reproduced here is an expression of the weaver’s cultural heritage. The name “shankha” refers to the conch shell, one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. The shell represents “fearlessly proclaiming the truth of dharma.”
Artistic, religious and cultural traditions unite in the handwoven fabric behind this Sacred Tibetan Textiles design. For centuries, Muslim families in Varanasi, India, have practiced the art of handweaving silks to create cloths and vestments for sacred rituals.
The city lies just twelve kilometres from the Buddhist pilgrimage site Sarnath, where the Buddha first gave his sermon upon becoming enlightened. In this place, Islamic, Buddhist and even Hindu practices have become woven together in harmony.
SIZE:13 x 18cm
BINDING TYPE:Smyth Sewn
POUCH TYPE:Memento Pouch
INTERIOR PAPER:Custom-Designed Laid Paper
100% recycled binder boards
Decorative printed cover paper
FSC-certified text paper
Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
Acid-free sustainable forest paper