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Early 20th Century Tibetan Thangka Painting

Product Description

This ornate and colorful Thangka depicts a ceremonial image, hand painted by Buddist monks and is surrounded by a woven brocade in embroidered geometric patterns. 

A Thangka (pronounced tonka) is a painted or embroidered Buddhist banner or scroll painting, which is hung in a monastery or a family altar and occasionally carried by monks in ceremonial processions. Because they are able to be rolled up like a scroll, monks carried these from monastery to monastery with ease. Elaborate colorful scenes of the depicted deities can be used as teaching tools, describing historical events concerning important Lamas, or retelling myths. 

Thangkas are often used as a meditation tool to help bring one further down the path to enlightenment. This particular piece is from the early 20th century, and features a marking on the back of the print which is a signature of its creator and denotes its original nature and artistry that adds tremendous value compared to unmarked counterparts. A stunning, meaningful piece which carries significant meaning beyond its artistic value.


22” W x 27.5” H

$900.00 $1,500.00

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