Previous Life Stories of the Buddha



19 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 central Buddha's right hand is in the abhaya or fearlessness mudra, while his left hand rests in his lap in the form of the dhyana mudra, symbolising meditation.