Beadwork

6 June 2009 - 3:21am 1 Comment

We often beautify ourselves, so why not beautify the Buddhas?

Our team at Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) give deeper and richer meaning to the word ‘adornment’. If you are new to the art of making offerings to the Buddhas, we can assist you in suggesting a multitude of innovative ways to adorn your statues.

Offerings of precious stones

When we make beautiful offerings to holy objects we accumulate huge oceans of merit, and we all need merits to advance in our spiritual practice. In these modern times, offering large quantities of candles and incense indoors is not very practical. Therefore our Spiritual Guide, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, has recommended offerings of precious and semi-precious stones to the Buddhas instead.

Through the act of decorating a holy statue with precious stones, we create the causes to gain the six paramitas, namely Generosity, Morality, Patience, Joyous Effort, Meditation and Wisdom.

This includes all forms of gems and precious stones – from pearls, rubies, jade, cubic zirconias and Swarovski crystals to just about anything your heart desires. This is not jewellery made for you but for your holy items.

Made to measure pearl skirts

KSA’s talented ‘angels’ are able to design and create an array of ornaments specially for statues and ritual items. These include:

  • Pearl skirts for statues, wealth vases and butterlamps
  • Pearl lharis
  • Traditional statue ornaments (necklaces, bracelets, anklets)
  • Pearl curtains
  • Embedding precious stones such as coral and turquoise on statues

All our products can be custom-made to order. Each piece is unique and is 100% hand-crafted with the utmost attention to detail.

Stunning Dukkar statue with offerings of pearl, turquoise and coral

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  1. [...] offer real and semi-precious stones onto the statues. The artists of this department do very fine beadwork of pearls and various semi-precious stones to adorn statues, wealth vases, butterlamps and ritual [...]