Hand carved wooden OM symbol. Roughly 19cm in size.
The Om sign has a significant meaning in Hinduism. It is believed that at the start of time when the universe was still void, there was only the sacred sound of Om, and that all the material in the word unfolded from the energy of this sacred sound. It is also believed that the three parts of this sound (the beginning, middle, and end), represent the creation, sustaining, and regeneration of the universe.
These wall hangings are carved in Nepal
The Om Symbol has over 1,000 different meanings.