Like many cultures, in Buddhism the color black is used to depict darkness and evil. The difference is that in Buddhism the focus is on the positive energies that bring light to this blackness. Anyone can illuminate it with kindness, knowledge, and compassion. Typical thangka paintings done in black are highlighted, like this wrist mala, with bright golds to bring light and beauty to the darkness. Made in US with pieces sourced in the US and Nepal.
Size: 8mm and 6mm glass Czech beads. Bronze antiue Nepalese spacer beads. Cotton tassel. Made in the US.
Check out our black and gold painted thangkas:
Cosmic Eternal Knot Painted in Gold Mandala
Om Mandala Painted in Gold Thangka
Touched in Gold Mandala Thangka