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Astrological Tibetan Thangka

  • This incredible Tibetan astrological thangka is hand painted by master artists and apprentices in the Kathmandu Valley.  Thangka painting schools in Nepal help to keep Tibetan traditions alive.
  • The word thangka translates to "recorded message."  Thangka painting is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form that combines deities, symbolism, and sacred geometry.
  • This thangka depicts a beautifully detailed solar system and mantra style design with Om in the center.

Astrology is very important to the everyday life of Tibetans to ensure that their daily activities are in tune with the cosmos.  The Tibetan calendar is unique and lunar based.  Astrology is very important in Tibetan culture and is used to set dates for various Buddhist ceremonies and helps to provide guidance for major decisions.  It follows natural cycles of time, the seasons and the planets, and is associated with enhancing physical and emotional balance.

This thangka is done entirely by hand on cotton canvas using natural mineral and vegetable pigments with 24K gold details.  The complicated designs, intricate brushstrokes, and extraordinary detail make these thangkas genuine works of art.  Comes unframed and ready for Western style framing of your choosing.

Measures approximately 12.2 by 12.2 inches.

Thangka does not include a frame.  We suggest shopping with your local frame or craft store to select a style that best suits you and your thangka!  Looks great in a classic Western style photo frame or wooden magnetic poster hanger frames.