Tibetan Thangka Paintings


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Our beautifully hand painted Tibetan Thangka is a world class art form that is designed on a canvas based on Kalachakra Mandala which compiles the concept of wheel of life and is a spiritual symbolism referred in both Hinduism and Buddhism. Our creative set of artists and designers use different colors including gold depicting  varius aspects of life, creation and universe.

 

What is a Thangka?

  • A thangka, also known as tangka, thanka or tanka (Nepali pronunciation, Tibetan, Nepal Bhasa) is a painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala of some sort.
  • The thankga is not a flat creation like an oil painting or acrylic painting but consists of a picture panel which is painted or embroidered over which a textile is mounted and then over which is laid a cover, usually silk.
  • Generally, thangkas last a very long time and retain much of their lustre, but because of their delicate nature, they have to be kept in dry places where moisture won't affect the quality of the silk. It is sometimes called a scroll-painting.
  • These thangka served as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas.
  • One subject is The Wheel of Life, which is a visual representation of the Abhidharma teachings (Art of Enlightenment).
  • Thangka, when created properly, perform several different functions. Images of deities can be used as teaching tools when depicting the life (or lives) of the Buddha, describing historical events concerning important Lamas, or retelling myths associated with other deities.
  • Devotional images act as the centerpiece during a ritual or ceremony and are often used as mediums through which one can offer prayers or make requests.
  • Overall, and perhaps most importantly, religious art is used as a meditation tool to help bring one further down the path to enlightenment.
  • The Buddhist Vajrayana practitioner uses a thanga image of their yidam, or meditation deity, as a guide, by visualizing “themselves as being that deity, thereby internalizing the Buddha qualities (Lipton, Ragnus).”
  • We offer Genuine Hand painted Thangkas Different sizes.
  • Our Thangkas are carefully made by the expert painters of Nepal.