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Hand Printed no smoking sign "NO PUFFIN"

Hand Printed no smoking sign "NO PUFFIN"

Neat sign, hand printed on linen paper in 1983 by J. 9 by 12 Nice sign in perfect condition featuring a Puffin Bird.

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Inconspicuous Things    Weird and wonderful Susanna Bauer    www.handeyemagazine.com

Susanna Bauer - Trans-Plant No magnolia leaves, cotton yarn

The Siddham script is a descendent of the Brahmi script and an ancestor of the Devanagari script. The name Siddham comes from Sanskrit and means "accomplished or perfected". The Siddham script is mainly used by Shingon Buddhists in Japan to write out mantra and sutras in Sanskrit. It was introduced to Japan by Kukai in 806 AD after he had studied Sanskrit and Mantrayana Buddhism in China. In Japan the Siddham script is known as 梵字 (bonji).

Trailokyavijaya (Gozanze Myo-O) mantra written in Siddham script

The Ka'ba in Mecca shown as the centre of the world – illustration from Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi (Turkey, 1650)

Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam at the British Museum – in pictures

Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime, if they are able. A new exhibition at the British Museum charts the history of this deeply personal journey in art and artefacts

Tamazight Tifinagh (Berber Alphabet)

The above table was taken from the Royal Institute of Tamazight Culture website (ircam.ma/ar/index.

Medicine Buddha Mantra Garland - art print

In short The mantra means: May the many sentient beings who are sick, quickly be freed from sickness. And may all the sicknesses of beings Never arise again.

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