Previous Life Stories of the Buddha



14 of 31 in a set of Skyes rabs, or previous life stories of Shakya Muni Buddha (Bodhisattva avadanakalpalata). The set is printed on machine woven cotton and block printed with black ink. The Buddha's right hand is in bhumisparsha or the enlightenment mudra, while the left hand rests in the lap in dhyana or mediation mudra, holding an alms bowl filled with flowers.