Contemporary textile art by Jan Haag - Needlepoint

1981-1991 & 1995 Kalachakra - Jan Haag

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Single strand Persian wool, gold thread on 18 mesh canvas. Continental stitch in all four directions.

Approximately 107,254 stitches

Dimensions: 24 3/4 x 13 3/8 in.

The central design in KALACHAKRA is an adaptation of The All Powerful Ten Symbol associated with the Kalachakra Initiation of Tibetan Buddhism. The Egyptian Eyes (utats) of Horus peer over the top of The Ten Symbol's lintel. The Ten Symbol in turn lies on a stylized floor plan of the 7th century Lingaraj temple at Bhubaneswar in Orissa, India. "Thus, the design elements of the KALACHAKRA are brought together to point to the necessity of keeping in mind the whole world, to remember we are, individually and as individual cultures, but parts of that whole, each a pearl in Indra's Net. 'Idam eva Shivam tv(u) idam eva Shivam.'"