Centrale Box

Cintamani Weavings

For the first time, Kasper Bosmans presents a series of tapestries inspired by the Ottoman tradition featuring the Cintamani motif (three circles forming a triangle over two wavy lines). These embroideries were created by Buddhist Nepalese workers from a reproduction of the tapestries in the collection at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, using Rhadi Phaki’s technique. Through this reinterpretation of an ancestral motif full of spiritual meaning, the artist highlights the loss of meaning of symbols across time and cultures.