A Thangka is a type of banner and 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 Vaisravana. A god of wealth and protector of the North, Vaisravan is often identified by the mongoose in his hand.
This beautiful thangka was made in Nepal. Each one is truly unique, displaying artistic differences in color and fabric designs. Such variations are signs of the maker’s handmade touch. This banner measures about 16 inches across at the top and about 24 inches long. The hanging’s framed painting measures approximately 8 inches across and 10 inches long.
- Tibetan style thankga
- Features Vaisravana
- Framed painting on brocade fabric banner
- Banner is about 16 x 24 inches
- Painting is about 8 x 10 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.