Thangka painting

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What is a Thangka painting? The Tibetan word Thangka means an unfolding painting, where the word Thang stands for an unfolding scroll and Ka means a painting. Thangka paintings, as a whole, are a visual representation of Buddhist deities, scenes, or mandalas, painted on silk or cotton canvas. Thangka Paintings follow a generic principle of composition, design, and iconography. It is made following tradition and guidelines while leaving spaces for personal creativity and expression. In…

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James Nayler
Thangka conservator Ann Shaftel provides a useful diagram of the parts of a thangka in her insightful article, Intent, In Tents and Intense. When the thangka is fully extended and level, gather the silk cover in your hand and tuck it under the string or fine cord at the front of the upper dowel, creating a decorative flourish. My next “how-to” post will describe in illustrated detail how to arrange this cover drape. Thangka Painting, Tibetan Thangka, Thangkas for Sale, Antiqu Buddhism, Sacred Threads, Buddhist Art, How To Hang, Thangka Painting, Hanging, Thangka, Buddhist, Tuck

Thangka conservator Ann Shaftel provides a useful diagram of the parts of a thangka in her insightful article, Intent, In Tents and Intense. When the thangka is fully extended and level, gather the silk cover in your hand and tuck it under the string or fine cord at the front of the upper dowel, creating a decorative flourish. My next “how-to” post will describe in illustrated detail how to arrange this cover drape. Thangka Painting, Tibetan Thangka, Thangkas for Sale, Antiqu

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Buddhist Textile Artist & Author, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo