Abundance Dragon – roundel
Posed head-on, this dragon is depicted presenting a golden bullion tray – heaped generously with precious gems, a symbol of prosperity.
With a rich yellow curling body in flight, speckled with patterned flecks of gold leaf, from which the eyes glare out brightly. The dragon’s lower limbs grasp yet more wish-fulfilling jewels, signifying the holder of magical properties.
Encircled by a burst of multicoloured rainbow clouds of warm and cool hues, of which are illuminated with fine line detailing of mica pigment.
For the Far Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is considered the most powerful of all mythological beast. Symbolic of the elemental forces which govern the changing seasons, and fashion the changing forms of nature, through water, wind and fire, to protect or reveal precious substances.
The style of this dragon holds all the attributes of the Karma Gadri school of Tibetan art. For which Tashi apprenticed for many years, under a master of this art tradition: Sherab Palden Beru.
Especially created as a celebratory insignia of Maharishi’s 30-year anniversary of fine tailoring – which suitably falls on the year of the Wood Dragon 2024.