Every house needs a guardian or two! The Citapati are one of the 75 manifestations of Mahakala in the Tibetan Bon religion. There are two legends surrounding their origin. One is they were two ascetics (male and female) who were so lost in their meditations they didn’t even notice when thieves cut off their heads. The other is that they were two lovers meeting in secret in a graveyard when they surprised and defended the sacred ground against thieves. In gratitude, Mahakala allowed them to remain together for eternity, as his guardians. Awww…..
Either way, cheerful skeletons are featured on deep orange red background, with orange-gold Tantric motif border. The ‘wings’ you see are meant to be scarves, probably the ritual Khata.
While the standard size for this rug is 3′ x 6′, any rug may be had in almost any size. Please contact us directly to discuss custom orders.