Tibetan thangka
24, Lhasa, China

Tibet is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and north of the Himalayas. Tibet is the region with the highest earth’s topography, with an average elevation of 4,900 meters, so it is known as the “roof of the world.” Many areas in the Tibetan area are covered with snow all the year-round, so they are used by the Han people to be called snowy or snowy Tibetan areas.

This mysterious place which has existed in isolation for nearly 14 centuries. People who had visited Tibet or know a little about it may know that it is a religious place, where Buddhism had been integrated with the locals’ life. You can see Buddhism affects the Tibetans from every aspect of their behaviors, such as cooking, building houses, praying, etc.

Among many Tibetan Buddhist related items, Tibetan thangka is also a representative art of Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Tibetan thangka is one of the most representative art categories of Tibetans. Its performance has a wide range of subjects. In addition to religion, it also includes a large number of historical and folklore cultural, so Thangka is known as the “Encyclopedia of Tibet”.

Thangka Tibetan translation, that is, scroll painting. Specifically, it refers to a scroll drawing of various patterns on brocade, cloth, and paper with pigments and other process materials. This kind of painting is often used to promote religious teachings and decorate temple temples and believers to accumulate good deeds and merits. The contents of the picture are mostly the masters of Tibetan Buddhism, the deities of various sects, the different disguised Buddhas and the different forms of Bodhisattvas, as well as the history of Tibetan society, astronomical geography, Tibetan medicine, historical figures, and auspicious patterns. Thangka’s materials are multi-rod, mostly painted with cloth, enamel and paper materials, as well as many Thangka images of embroidery, brocade, silk, and pile embroidery. Realistic, colorful, with distinctive national characteristics, rich religious colors and unique artistic style, has always been regarded as a treasure.

Tibetan painting art has a long history and has a long history. As early as in the Changdu Karuo Neolithic site, there was originally painted pottery. A.D? In the century, Songtsan Gambo unified Tibet and opened a new page in Tibetan history. Songtsan Gambo has been married to the Princess of Nepal and the Princess of the Tang Dynasty. They brought a large number of Buddhist classics from Nepal and the Central Plains, creating crafts, dry calendars and a large number of artisans, which have played a positive role in the development of Tibetan culture. The art of Tibetan painting has been greatly developed in the context of this era.

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