Thangka - Beautiful Paintings on my Lhasa Tibet Tours
(the color box for paiting thangka)
I came across Thangka when on Tibet trip in 2013. The beautiful paiting Thangka in the monastery or even in local family's house draw my attention. They looked so amazing, totally made of natural materials.
(The tibetan is preparing a Thangka)
It is a gorgeous artwork which is totally different from common oil painting, but consists of a picture panel which is painted or embroidered over which a textile is mounted and then over which is laid a cover, usually silk. Thangka can last for a very longtime, but due to its delicate nature, it should be kept in dry places. On Shoton Festival, huge Thangka Painting will be revealed so it is also called Sun Buddha Festival. Here is more inforamtion of Thangka, http://www.accesschinatravel.com/fact-v14-tibetan-thangka-paintings.html,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thangka