printing block (writing & printing); print (ritual & belief: representations)

Printing block and printing sample. The printing block is used to print wind horse charms (Lungta parshing [rlung rta dpar shing]). The block is carved from wood, with the image and writing in relief and mirrored.

This block is similar to nn15660 and nn11098 but not quite the same in terms of mantra. The current example is more elaborate and the text is clearer, indicating less use or relatively new wood block.

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