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KHADAG - SHAMANIC AND BUDDHIST OFFERING SCARVES

Khadags are a tradition from Tibet which has made its way to Mongolia. They are strips of cloth, used to tie onto things or wrap things.

Their five colours represent the five elements of the Tibetan Buddhist 'medicine wheel' system - Yellow = Earth; Green = Air; White = Space; Red = Fire, and Blue = Water.

In Mongolian traditions however these colours have a slightly different meaning:

Yellow is the symbol of fire, of permanence, multiplication and immutability.
Green is the symbol of the blossoming earth, fertility, awakening and the removal of obstacles.
Red is the symbol of metal, security, protection against attack and attraction of positive things.
White is the symbol of water, primordial purity, prosperity and kindness.
Blue is the symbol of the sky, of harmony and tranquility.

There are also black khadags, used in powerful, wrathful healing work, and white khadags, which are most often used in Tibetan Buddhism.

Khadags are made of a silky material - old ones generally of pure silk - and they are very often decorated with ausptious symbols.

In Mongolia blue is the commonest colour, especially for use in shamanimsm, and shamans and the general public use tie them onto sacred places in nature, ritual objects and shaman's costumes

Below: a Mongolian shaman and Ovoo land shrine with sky blue khadags.


BLUE KHADAG (Item No. Khadag 01)

Price: £9 (including postage Worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Length: 1300mm approx

Traditional Mongolian khadag or hadag sky blue offering scarf. These Blue ones are the most commonly seen sort of khadag because of the shamanic relationship with the sky spirits.


BLACK KHADAG (Item No. Khadag 02)

Price: £12 (including postage Worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Length: 1300mm approx

When doing 'heavy shamanic healing' there is a tradition to tie black (buguutey) khadags onto ritual objects, such as whips and drums and other objects, used in the healing work. This is a sign of deeply wrathful - aggressive - healing, done without mercy, the blackness symbolises the driving away of the spirits of illness, with no quarter given.

Black khadags are very hard to get, and only used in extream cases.


FIVE COLOUR KHADAG SET (Item No. Khadag 03)

Price: £35 (including postage Worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Length: 1300mm approx

Traditional Mongolian khadag or hadag offering scarf set.

Below: a Mongolian Ovoo land shrine decorated with multicoloured khadags.


WRATHFUL BROCADE RITUAL APRON (Item No. Textile A01)

Price: £44 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 48 x 60 cm approx

A powerful brocade apron with an image of Mahakala the protector, and skulls on it. These are often called necromancer's aprons because they are often worn beneath a carved human bone bead apron. They are worn in ceremony and also in ceremonila dances. the apron is lined at the back and has two ties to fix it around your waist

Any creases you see are because they have been folded up, they can easily be ironed out.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTHS

It is traditional in almost every culture to use cloths to build altars upon. In Mongolia, Tibet and Nepal, Chinese brocade has long been a favourite material, and there are examples of brocade altar cloths going back many centuries.

Here at 3Worlds we offer a wide range of traditional brocade altar cloths, made with traditional Chinese, or Chinese-style, brocade. They can be used for altars in your home or shrine room, or for small 'working altars' when you are out and about and need a place to put your sacred objects down upon.

Beautifully made, they are fully lined at the back and vary in size from very small to large. Any creases in the photos are just where the brocade has been folded.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A02)

Price: £36 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 101 x 26 cm approx

A brocade with images of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A03)

Price: £42 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 84 x 84 cm approx

A heavy weight brocade with an image of dragons.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A04)

Price: £32 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 64 x 64 cm approx

A brocade with a floral design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A05)

Price: £28 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 106 x 37 cm approx

A brocade with a floral design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A06)

Price: £24 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 65 x 38 cm approx

A brocade with a floral design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A07)

Price: £26 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 62 x 62 cm approx

A brocade with a floral design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A08)

Price: £36 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 107 x 35 cm approx

A brocade with a knot of eternity and dragon design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A09)

Price: £32 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 39 x 39 cm approx

A brocade with an image of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A10)

Price: £36 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 64 x 64 cm approx

A brocade with a floral design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A11)

Price: £42 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 63 x 63 cm approx

A brocade with complex patchwork design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A12)

Price: £32 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 46 x 46 cm approx

A brocade with an image of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A13)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 23 x 23 cm approx

A brocade with an image of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A14)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 106 x 35 cm approx

A heavy brocade with a floral design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A15)

Price: £22 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 40 x 40 cm approx

A brocade with an image of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A16)

Price: £22 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 40 x 40 cm approx

A brocade with an image of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A17)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 96 x 96 cm approx

A large brocade with auspicious symbols on it.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A18)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 31 x 31 cm approx

A brocade with an image of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A19)

Price: £22 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 40 x 40 cm approx

A brocade with an image of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A20)

Price: £22 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 37 x 65 cm approx

A brocade with a floral design.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A21)

Price: £28 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 106 x 37 cm approx

A brocade with a cloud design on it.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A22)

Price: £32 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 107 x 36 cm approx

A brocade with auspicious symbols on it.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A23)

Price: £22 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 28 x 35 cm approx

A small brocade with an image of a dragon.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A24)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 16 x 265mm approx

A small brocade with an image of the windhorse - the symbol of shamanic power in Mongolia and Tibet on it.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A25)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 44 x 15 cm approx

A small brocade with stylised plant forms.

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BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A26)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 31 x 31 cm approx

A brocade with an image of the double dorje in the centre, representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A27)

Price: £14 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 26 x 26 cm approx

A brocade with a wheel of dharma upon it. It also representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A28)

Price: £10 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 16 x 16 cm approx

A brocade with a wheel of dharma upon it. It also representing the four directions.


BROCADE ALTAR CLOTH (Item No. Textile A29)

Price: £10 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal - made by Tibetan refugees
Age: New
Size: 16 x 16 cm approx

A brocade with a wheel of dharma upon it. It also representing the four directions.


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