Buddhist Thangkas / Thankas ( paintings)Visionary, Beautiful, unique and inspiring
Buddhist Thangkas ( Tibetan) or thankas ( Nepali) are very fine paintings on canvas often with gold leaf . There are many styles and forms of thanks of all the many Buddha figures and Buddhist deities, Buddhist gods and Buddhist goddesses. These can be small to life size. They are traditionally very present in Buddhist Gompas or monasteries as well as being used for individual Meditation and devotional practice. The Buddhist Vajrayana practitioner uses a thankga image of their yidam, or meditation deity, as a guide, by visualizing “themselves as being that deity,or before and in the presence of the figure thereby internalizing the Buddha qualities so that they become their own .
PLEASE NOTE ALL THANGKAS COME WITH BROCADE ATTACHED
All Buddha Thankgas / thankas are mounted in a traditional brocade (the exact colours and textile pattern will vary from thangka to thangka) which is in proportion to the height of the painting it mounts (approximately 1.8 times the painting height).
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Thanka / Thangka painting developed in the northern Himalayan regions. Newari Thankas (Also known as Paubha) have been made in the Kathmandu valley from the 13th century onwards.