Slipknot IOWA Promo
By Marat Ars
Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.
Imagine sighing after finishing a detail and it blows out everything you’ve done
That’s basically what these monks do actually.
They create such intricate mandalas to demonstrate the beauty and the fullness of life then blow it all away without a seconds thought to teach us the impermance of life and the “transitory nature of material things”.
Bear in mind that this is a very basic and shallow understanding of the very nuanced and meticulous rituals that surround these sand mandalas.
Spearhead, Iron, Silver
Runic inscriptions on the silver coated socket read ‘Rane owns this spear’ and ‘Botfus carved’. Weapons with runic inscriptions are rare, and this one is decorated with silver which makes it one of a kind. The ornamentation is an example of a particularly fine craftsmanship.
Stor-Vede, Follingbo, Gotland, Sweden
Page 1 of 13