Antique, magnificent and most probably genuine traditional Thangka of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet/ Nepal, probably sec. Generally in good condition, but with traces due to age! Dimensions 49x64 cm for the central painting scene, 66x104 cm entirely! The center scene the painting itself!Is fixed on a solid plywood plate 49x64 cm! , and the sides are folded and fixed laterally behind the plate (see the photos)! A Tibetan painting using ground mineral pigment on cotton or silk, functions as one of the principle meditational tools in Buddhist practice. Usually depicts a central Buddhist deity or teacher surrounded by associated gods and lineage figures, describes events or myths attributed to important religious teachers, or outlines the blueprint of a particular deity's realm as a. The viewer accrues merit and makes spiritual progress by meditating on the iconographic imagery associated with the particular Buddhist teaching.
The thangka is a painting on cotton or silk clothing which usually depicts a deity of Buddhism in a scene or a. Unlike the contemporary and any other oil or acrylic painting, the thangka is not a flat painting but it contains a panel which is usually painted over a mounted textile and then laid over by a cover which is usually made of silk.
The thangkas, in general, last for a long time and retain much of the details for a long period of time which is done after storing and keeping them in a dry place and out of moisture's reach as they are very delicate in nature because the moisture affects the quality of silk. These delicate paintings are produced by different painters and tailors with various intents, training and skills.The specifications of the thangka s, differences in style, change in form and altered mountings in the Thangkas complicate the issue of the origin and the meaning of the Thangkas. The translation of the Tibetan word Thang Ka is'recorded message that can be rolled'. Travelling monks and lamas in Tibetan Buddhism used Thangkas to spread and teach the stories about the religion of Buddhism. Thangkas were normally used by these lamas and monks as they could be rolled and unrolled, which provided the ease of transportation in order to suit the needs of many nomadic clans in the region of Tibet. These paintings communicate and spread a message to a practitioner and help them to lead themselves towards the teaching of Buddhism.
Also, the Thangkas are also used as a medium by many people to aid themselves in meditation through the visual representation of a deity. The Thangkas also fulfill the purpose in many ceremonies as they can be unrolled on certain holidays or festival for the locals and followers to view and worship.
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