This design is inspired by Tibetan masks. Often embodying the wrathful deities of Tibetan Buddhism, they are meant to drive fear and terror into the hearts of the forces of evil. They are also meant to provide tranquility and calm to Buddhists seeking enlightenment through prayer and meditation. These masks often have an enraged or menacing look, in order to strike terror into evil spirits and to chase them off, but they don’t symbolize demons. Raging masks belong to deities and, the more terrifying, the better they will keep wicked spirits at bay and let the monk focus on meditating.
Besides, these masks share a crown of five small skulls: they represent five negative human feelings, which the gods turn into positive ones. Rage, ignorance, jealousy, attachment and pride thus grow into their opposites. Since they are sacred masks, their production is solemn, too, and most of all characterised by a strict adherence to measures and characteristics. It’s not only the masks’ shape that has a hidden meaning and is associated with the good and the true, the beautiful and the ugly, because their colours have distinct meaning e.g. yellow indicates a deep wisdom, as well as compassion, good fortune and every virtue: this was, indeed, the colour the first Buddha chose as a symbol of humbleness and refusal of materialism, since once used by criminals.
Digitally direct to garment printed on Heavy Duty Gildan T-Shirts. This unisex t-shirt comes with the spray can face on the front and Tribe All Logo on the back in orange.