Mandala of the goddess Sitatapatra Aparajita (detail), Tibet, 1700–1800. Published with The Asian Art Museum/Chong-Moon Rae Center for Asian Arts and Culture. 1000 Pieces! Finished size Size: 20" x 27". Released 2005.
The graphics shown do not do justice to the this puzzle. This puzzle contains many characters, signs, and emblems of the Buddhist faith. Devotional paintings like the one reproduced in this jigsaw puzzle helped to spread Buddhism from India into Tibet, China, and beyond. Initially, traveling storytellers used the paintings on cloth (thangka) as visual aids while they related their tales. In time, such paintings took on a strictly devotional character and became teaching tools used by Buddhist monks. Thangka are not manifestations of an individual’s creativity; they are executed according to strict standards devised to ensure that the images of the deities convey the desired spiritual effect. This gloriously rich and colorful, dizzyingly complex puzzle presents a mandala of Sitatapatra Aparajita, an invincible, parasol-wielding goddess who destroys evil spirits.
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, Pomegranate's 1000 - Piece interlocking jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and heirloom - quality construction to delight generations of puzzle solvers.
This is like piecing together an ancient treasure map. Unique and close to my heart. Beautiful and easy to view when finished as per usual with pomegranate.
Once I opened the box I thought I was not going to be able to make it because the colors of the puzzle are quite pale, and also because the images are very small. Surprise! I not only did it, but I enjoyed tremendously do it. There is no need to look at the image, just follow the pattern. The puzzle I got is not as bright as the one in this picture, but still worth getting it.
Love this puzzle. It's difficult but fun
Just what I was looking for. Brighter colors would have been nice but authenticity appreciated.
My product shipped and delivered right on time! Excellent quality puzzle
i love the complexity of this puzzle and the challenge!
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I have traveled to Lhasa, Tibet - this is a gorgeous representation of what I saw on the walls of the Tibetan monasteries in Lhasa.
Beutiful print, good quality pieces, challenging, lots of detail.
Very detailed and well printed. Great therapy!