Thangkas

A thangka is a silk painting usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala on embroidery. A thangka is not flat like a painting but rather is a multi-tiered creation, typically consisting of three layers. The underlying layer is a tapestry or fabric, which serves as the background for the thangka. Mounted on the fabric is the picture panel, which is painted or embroidered. Then a cover usually made of silk hangs over the front to protect the picture.

Buddhist sacred imagery has traditionally been thought to possess and reflect the power of the Buddha’s enlightenment. Our goal is to provide practitioners everywhere with traditional, authentically produced Thangkas at the most affordable prices available- we carry a range of styles, sizes and materials to suit your needs and budget.