A thangka is a type of banner that traditionally features a spiritual painting on a fabric background. Originating in Tibet between the 7th and 12th century, thangka wall hangings were hung in monasteries, family altars, and used in ceremonial processions. Their images of deities and various religious scenes were a means to teach others about the life and ways of the Buddha. Framed by an ornate brocade fabric, this thangka features Red Tara. Tara embodies the sacred feminine in Buddhism. Her presence in Buddhism can be traced back to the 6th century CE, prior to which there were no female bodhisattvas.
This beautiful thangka was made in Nepal. Each thangka is hand painted and truly unique, displaying artistic differences in color and fabric designs. Such variations are signs of the maker’s handmade touch. This banner measures about 22 inches across at the top and about 32 inches long. The hanging’s framed painting measures approximately 11 inches across and 14 inches long.
- Tibetan style thankga
- Features Red Tara
- Framed painting on brocade fabric banner
- Banner is about 22 x 32 inches
- Painting is about 11 x 14 inches
- Made in Nepal
Handcrafted: Artistically created by hand where beauty and imperfections go together wonderfully. Please accept and appreciate minor imperfections and variations which are true characteristics of this craft.
Tara was born out of the tears of Avalokitesvara. Read more.