THANGKA — Jerry Zhang (XX)

Thangka with Green Tara Goddess Mandala in the middle and surrounded by Mantra in gold

Thangka is the name given to this family of artifact created for religious purposes by Tibetan artists.

It is traditionally intended for aiding the process of meditation for monastic students to engage in deepened consolidations. It is also used for elaboration and demonstration of buddhism ideas.

In terms of its artistic value, it is one of the most prestigious south-eastern asian art works that exists with a ritual background whilst possessing a cultural importance, whose existence had been unprecedentedly taken care thoroughly by the most superior preserver of buddhism — dharma-rājas and the last Chinese royal family in the history.

Since Tibetan buddhism was embraced by the last empire existed in the history of China — Qing清朝, Thangka as a form of art and religious artifact was been introduced by the emperor to his people, since then a reputation of Thangka developed gradually as being an extremely sophisticated and detailed artwork from a mysterious divine region of Qing.

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