Tibetan Tangka Mandala - Hand painted
Ancient Buddhist art - tangka (also known as thanka, or tanka) is a unique and deeply spiritual form of Asian art, spread in Northern India, Nepal, Tibet and some other areas. The word can be translated as “recorded message”.
Traditionally, art of tangka had only been studied by men during their spiritual journey in Buddhist monastery, however, these days there are also female artists, who inherited skills and talent from their fathers.
Tangka works depict great Buddhist teachers and deities surrounded by other important religious icons or have a form of mandala.
Paintings used for meditation practice usually take the form of a mandala, as the one represented here.
We are collaborating with one artist from Nepal, beautiful girl Niru.
Niru, young and very talented tangka artist, Nepalese by origin, she settled down in India with her child and husband. Her father studied the art of tangka in Buddhist monastery and passed his skills over to his daughter. Dedicated her life to painting, Niru spends all days, from dawn to dusk, in her studio, located very near to His Holiness the Dalai Lama residency in Indian Himalayas.
Niru is using cotton canvas prepared by her family. Tangka canvas preparation is a serious and time-consuming process, which includes washing, drying, stretching of the medium.
Each piece is unique, 100% hand painted, using handmade organic plant-based paint. Its ingredients and recipe is kept in secret and being passed from the teacher to a student only. 24-karat gold is used to achieve real gold look and feel.
Please remember, the actual size and look of the item you will receive may slightly differ from the picture.
If you want to purchase a different tangka (bigger, smaller, with the different ornament or deities) or have any special request, please email us to email@example.com.
Painting will be packed and shipped by courier post right from holy village in Himalayas directly to your home. Flat shipping rate of $35USD applies.
Mindful and Responsible Shopping: When buying Niru's art, not only you support an artist during the tough times of global pandemic, but you also make a contribution to women empowerment in a less-priviledged areas. Thank you for that!
- Organic cotton Canvas
- Hand-made plant-based Ink, with 24-karat gold particles.
- Certificate of authenticity included
- Signed by the artist
- Size: 25x25 cm / 9.85x9.85 inches (actual size may be slightly different)