WELCOME TO MY ONLINE THANGKA ART SHOP!
What you'll find here:
Store Categories A to F: all kinds of printed designs of my hand-painted Thangkas, sketches and mudras
Store Category G: some great Thangka Masterpieces from our small private collection, acquired during numerous travels to Nepal
Store Category H: calendars featuring an assortmend of above thangkas or sketches/mudras.
SOME GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THANGKAS
A Thangka is a Tibetan silk or cotton painting framed with brocade embroidery, usually depicting a Buddhist deity or mandala. It was originally an ancient Nepalese art form (called "Paubha") that was exported to Tibet when a Nepalese Princess married a Tibetan ruler and imported images and representations of deities to Tibet.
To Buddhists, these Tibetan religious paintings offer a beautiful manifestation of the divine, being both visually and mentally stimulating. Overall, and perhaps most importantly, religious art is used as a meditation tool to help bring one further down the path to enlightenment. Thangkas often overflow with symbolism and allusion. The painting of a Thangka must follow rules specified in the Buddhist scriptures regarding proportions, shape, color, stance, hand positions, and attributes in order to personify correctly the Buddha or Deities. It takes normally several months of dedicated painting to complete a whole Thangka, which are extraordinary fine and rich in details.
INTERESTED IN COMMISSIONING A THANGKA?
I gladly accept your personal thangka painting orders - We can discuss your ideas and any other details per email. It normally takes several months to finish a thangka, yet you'll only have to purchase your order if the result really pleases you! Knowing the thangka has found its true home in one's heart will give both of us happiness and peace of mind.
PLEASE VISIT ME AT
http://www.ariyanandi.blogspot.com for more information and regular updates on my latest thangkas.
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