Four Friends

$135.00 $99.00

Size:   38*30 cm

  • Handmade

  • Materials

    Cotton Canvas, Colors (extracts from minerals & stones), Genuine 24K Gold (No Gold Substitute)

  • working time: 19days.

  • Quality:       Semi Master.

  • number of artist used 1 person.

  • sales of 75%  goes to student foundation.

  • Note:

    This artwork will arrive rolled in a tube along with 1 page detail information and a brochure. Products ordered today will be shipped and arrive at your delivery address in 5-10 business days.

  • About artist:     Dolkhar Lama.

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The auspicious Tibetan motif of ‘the four friends’ consists of a elephant, monkey, hare, and partridge forming an acrobatic pyramid beneath a tree, and has its origin in the Tittira jataka legend of one of the Buddha’s previous lives. In the Tittira fable, however, only threeanimals are mentioned, the elephant, monkey, and partridge. This moral tale illustrates that age must be respected above learning, greatness, or noble birth.

                 “once beneath a great banyan tree in the Himalayan foothills, there lived three friends, a pattridge, a monkey, and an elephant. Their mutual respect had diminished, and in order to determine who was the most senior they began to discuss the age of the banyan tree beneath which they dwelt. The elephant spoke first, telling of how when he was a baby the banyan tree was only a small bush. The monkey then related how in his infancy the tree was merely a sapling. Then the partridge spoke, telling of how he had once swallowed the original seed, and how this mighty tree had actually sprouted from his droppings. The partridge was then honored as the eldest, senior in rank to the monkey and the elephant. Once again harmony prevailed in the animal kingdom.”


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