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Turquoise Om Mantra Prayer Scroll Pendant by OneUrbanTribe Turquoise Om Mantra Prayer Scroll Pendant by OneUrbanTribe
This ornate pendant is actually a tiny prayer scroll, tightly hand-rolled from vintage (1970's) craft paper and permanently sealed with a parchment Tibetan Om. Inside the pendant, the mantra "Om mani padme hum" is written repeatedly in ancient Sanskrit. You can see the writing continued on the outside, creating beautiful brown patterns on the surface. The scroll is bound with brown satin thread and edged with gold leaf for truly exquisite detail. Brass wire wrap completes this little work of art, with a 6 mm loop on top. This pendant is 100% handmade by me, and one of a kind.

The rhythmic syllables of this mantra, when written or recited in repetition, bring a wonderful feeling of peace and meditation. The mantra is repeated approximately 20 times inside the little scroll. The basic English translation of this mantra is "Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus," however the meaning and significance of the six Tibetan syllables have been interpreted in a variety of ways. One common interpretation is that each syllable corresponds to one of the six realms of existence and purifies the vice associated with that realm:

"Om" purifies bliss and pride
"Ma" purifies jealousy and need for entertainment
"Ni" purifies passion and desire
"Pad" purifies ignorance and prejudice
"Me" purifies poverty and possessiveness
"Hum" purifies aggression and hatred

This would be an excellent focal charm to add to a necklace or mala, which are beaded rosaries used to help count while reciting mantra.

The pendant measures 1.75 in. (45mm) in length including the top loop, and 8 mm wide.

This scroll does not open; it is sealed forever with its magic inside. The pendant is varnished, making it water resistant, but not water proof-- meaning I wouldn't go scuba diving with it, but getting caught in a light rainstorm shouldn't hurt it any.

Please support a struggling artisan. This pendant is for sale here : [link]

SOLD -- thank you for your support! Find more prayer scrolls and other treasures here: [link]
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Naruneyl Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! very well done.
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OneUrbanTribe Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :)
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ilovemanga4 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting
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Sonic-LL96 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Truly cool
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krisy12 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
awesome
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Gareath Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   General Artist
that's pretty cool
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
So very pretty. :)
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ARU-NO-DANNA Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful and delicate, love it
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OneUrbanTribe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) I really enjoyed making it.
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ARU-NO-DANNA Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah you can see that, cuz is really beautiful ^^
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