This tote bag is allover-printed with a Thousand Buddhas motif from a mural in the Dunhuang Caves, which comprise a system of 492 Buddhist temples on the Silk Road in Gansu Province, China.
The bag measures 15 x 15 inches, and uses box-style construction so it sits open for easy loading-up. Both the tote bag and its lining are 100% spun polyester weather-resistant fabric. The tough and comfortable dual handles are made of 100% bull denim cotton.
The Thousand Buddha Grottoes
The Mogao Caves — also known as the Dunhuang Caves, and also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes — were first dug out starting in 366 AD for meditation, and contain a thousand years of Buddhist art, including 490,000 square feet of murals.
The murals show not only the Buddha and stories from his life, but also depict mythical tales and include numerous portraits of donors.
These rows of seated Buddhas are common in the Thousand Buddhas Grottoes — and were made using stencils. Above them, apsaras (celestial beings); below them, drawings of patrons.