This group of 30 mandalas was acquired during the 1970s.They are created on hand-made paper, using woodblock stamps, outlining the major patterns in black,
with the colours being filled in
by hand. Mandalas are an ancient, Eastern tool used in meditation, evoking a
deity or other form to seek communication with or through.
‘Mandala’ comes from the Sanskrit meaning circle. Many mandala designs include other geometric shapes such as rectangles and triangles and are based on concepts
of unity and harmony. They were
originally used in India, Nepal and Tibet, besides other countries in that
From the 1970s they became popular in Western countries and are much associated with Yoga.
Measurements of each mandala are printed in numerical order on the lower left hand side of each mandala.