Illuminated Iconographic Tibetan Calligraphy

Dzam Garland

Pure gold leaf and coloured mineral paint, on natural Azurite mineral pigment background. 70mm - 28" inches diameter Spanish roundel paper. 2019

Embossing a Lantsa Sanskrit seed syllable dzam, though some may pronounce jam, belonging to the deity of prosperity Jambhala or Dzambhala.

The main syllable dzam is embossed with a decorative pattern, highlighted by the lustre of the gold.

Encircling the main character is a garland of Dzambhala’s mantra repeated two times, with intermittent coloured jewels.

Especially created for a current exhibition at Amankora, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Dzam Garland - Tibetan Calligraphy