Thanka Om Mani Padme Hum
Hand painted on canvas
Size: approx. H 80 x B 67 cm
Size interior image: approx. H 29 x B 29 cm
A (Buddhist) thangka, loosely translated “something rollable”, or something “to roll”, is painted with opaque colors.
Cotton or silk fabric, often with ornate borders and sub-fabrics.
As a rule, wooden struts are used on the upper and lower edge, often with decorative buttons and two long ribbons.
Thangkas are used for Buddhist meditation, at home, during parades but also in temples and processions.
Mostly deities, lamas, Buddhas, or Bodhisattvas are represented,
also the wheel of life or other symbols of Buddhism.