The unusual printing blocks which were used for offset printing, depict amuletic designs made up of continuous spiraling sequences of Buddhist Mantras in Tibetan script. A Mantra is a word or a group of words that is being repeated to aid concentration in meditation and is considered capable of creating transformation. The wooden panels are mounted on contemporary metal stands.
17.5″-20.75″ tall 11.5″-11.75″ wide 6″ deep (incl. stand), carved wood, Tibet, late 19th / early 20th century