Statue of vajrakilaya shakti full fire gold plated and antique finishing. Size25 x 18 x 10cm. Finishing : full gold gilded with antique patina. The whole body of this vajrakilaya statue has been gilded with gold by the ancient process of gold gilding using amalgam gold, this process of gold gilding is known as mercury gold gilding (pr suna jalap), fire gilding, or fire gold plating(in nepal).Gold gilded by this process is very good for the copper statues, as the statue gilded by this process will retain the gold for very long time. Gold gilded by this process is comparatively expensive to the modern electrochemical plating but due to it durability it is still a prefered choice for many collectors and practitioners alike. After the gilding is completed the vajrakilaya statue was sent to the sculpture aging artist to bring a antique feel or patina to the statue. Artists of the metal aging process prefer not to share information about the sculpture aging techniques hence we cannot explain the whole process of aging in detail. Making process: loss wax system. The statue of vajrakilaya is made by the process of loss wax system, loss wax system is the oldest process of making the metal sculptures. This is a very long and time-consuming process but the result we get is worth the time and the effort. Nepal is probably the only country still manufacturing the statue by this process.
The statue of avalokiteshvara chenrezig above is 100% handmade in nepal, by the skill full artist from patan lalitpur district. Vajrakila is a powerful personification of the diamond tipped peg skt. Kila symbolising of the power of'one-pointed' concentration skt.Ekagrapha which transfixes negative energies that obscure spiritual truth & awakening. A concerted mindfulness on the interdependence & ultimate unity of all principles skt. Dharmas, which govern the inner & outer worlds. By subduing delusions & negativities that arise as obstacles during spiritual awakening (dharma practice) he purifies spiritual journeys which lead to enlightenment.