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Celestial Gallery (16"w x 24"h)

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A two-foot-tall collection of Tibetan mandala scroll paintings reproduced from works found in museums, galleries, and private collections worldwide.

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Boldly reinterpreting an age-old Tibetan artistic tradition, this enormous album offers gorgeously detailed representations of celestial spheres, known as mandalas. Merely gazing upon them is meant to inspire heightened states of intention and clarity.

In Celestial Gallery, master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks have rendered postmodern interpretations of these enlightened Buddha realms. Made from hand-ground malachite, lapis, marigolds, and more, and painted at times with three cat-tail hairs, these multifaceted scenes of otherworldly deities are produced with hauntingly powerful detail. Depictions of White Tara, Green Tara, the Medicine Buddha, and many other celestials invite and inspire meditation and reflection.


Romio Shrestha is a master in the artistic traditions of Nepal and Tibet. He directs a school of artist-craftsmen in the Katmandu valley of Nepal, painting in the Newari style. Shrestha's work is represented in the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, American Museum of Natural History, and Tibet House in New York City. His first book of paintings was The Tibetan Art of Healing, also with Ian Baker. He lives in Katmandu and Ireland with his wife and two children.

Author Baker, Ian
Illustrator Shrestha, Romio
Book Type Hardcover
Page Count 64 pp.
Publisher Mandala Publishing 2005
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