Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

2.65 Green Tara Mandala [2]

Green Tara [Sanskrit: "Syamatârâ", Tibetan: "sGrol ma ljang gu"] is the embodiment of the activity of all Buddhas. She offers us a hand to lift us up to a mountain of enlightenment qualities. Tara belongs to the Karma family of unobstructed compassionate activity.

She is known as the Swift One, due to her immediate response to those who request her aid. Furthermore she is known as the great liberator, specializing in overcoming obstacles in whatever form they manifest in our lives. No deity in the Buddhist pantheon is more popular than Tara. She is especially known for her power to overcome the most difficult situations, giving protection against dangers and all kinds of fear

The last detail photo shows a section of this gold background thangka [tib.: gser thang]. To create the gold background of this scroll painting, powdered gold is mixed with glue and applied to the canvas. Only a small number of colors is used in this rare style of gold-background [Tib.: gser thang] thangka.

The detail shown above contains glossy areas, which are a special feature of this type of scroll painting. The Thangka artist polishes the gold surface of the painting with a sharp, semiprecious stone to create symbols and shadings on the surface without using colours. It is very difficult to capture this effect in a photograph. To create the gold background, goldpowder mixed with glue is applied on the canvas. Only a few colors are used for the painting process.

More information regarding Thangkas with a golden background

Measurements: 22.4 x 22.4" | 57 x 57 cm
Price: 2365 $ | 2200 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Color: Gold Background
Material: Natural Stonecolors
High resolution: Display [2.4 MB, 2737 x 2737 px.]
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