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|Late 19th C. Antique Tibet Lotus Sleeping Rug, expansive pattern with good movement throughout. Good balance. A pretty red, and alittle longer than normal, expensive
A Pink Lotus is the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. Thus naturally it is associated with the Great Buddha himself. A Blue Lotus is a symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, and signifies the wisdom of knowledge. It is the preferred flower of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Not much to find on an Orange Lotus. One site says wisdom and monastic. A yellow or golden lotus should be noted that in the usage of ancient language, the word golden is also be used to mean shining, like sunlight reflecting from crystal.
An open blossom signifies full enlightenment; a closed blossom signifies the potential for enlightenment.