Endless knot earrings in Sterling Silver
These earrings are a handmade pair of endless knots in sterling silver measuring a little over 2.5cm long and 1.7cm wide. Made during my studies in reproduction, I used a white metal design to copy the pattern and rendered a near perfect copy of it.
The endless knot or eternal knot (Sanskrit: Shrivatsa; Tibetan Dpal be'u) is a symbolic knot and one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols. It is an important cultural marker in places significantly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism such as Tibet, Mongolia, Tuva, Kalmykia, and Buryatia. It is also sometimes found in Chinese art and used in Chinese knots. It can be found on temple walls, in paintings, even Japanese sword guards. The endless knot has been described as "an ancient symbol representing the interweaving of the Spiritual path, the flowing of Time and Movement within That Which is Eternal."