In keeping with our crochet fashion trend forecast we made at the beginning of the month our BuDhaGirl 'Most Wanted' piece this week is the Crochet Buddhist Scapular in purple. Depicted in this scapular is the Buddhist Ashtamangala, which is a unified representation of the eight most recognized Buddhist symbols. This grouping of auspicious symbols was originally used in India at ceremonies such as an investiture or the coronation of a king and they included: throne, swastika, hand-print, hooked knot, vase of jewels, water libation flask, pair of fishes, lidded bowl. The necklace is made of 100% cotton yarn and is hand-crafted in Zacatecas, Mexico. Petite roses surround the Tashi-Targye as well as a miniature tassel, as you know, we love tassels here at BuDhaGirl.
Since purple is such a bright color we styled it with a pretty turquoise off-the-shoulder top and jean shorts for a casual and relaxed look. This look is perfect for lazy days of spring and summer where we might escape for some reading in the shade and a little midday siesta. You can wear it lopped twice or long as it looks beautiful either way. We styled scapular with our Ottoman Silk Cord in sand and a couple of the silver all-weather bangles.
In our mindful glamour routine this scapular reminds us that we, like the Ashtamangala, are a collection of many things that gives us character and makes-up who we are.
Go, Be it.
[photos by Albertina Cisneros]