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The Art of Thangka Painting: A Short History & Explanation

The Art of Thangka Painting: A Short History & Explanation

Thangka is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk applique, mostly depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. The Tibetan Thangka paintings were a means of expression through which the entire Buddhist philosophy could be explained by the lamas and their own stories. Traditionally, the Thangkas are kept unframed and rolled up when not displayed […]