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Various types of Thangkas [2]

Embroidered

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This antique scroll painting was embroidered [Tib.: tshen drub ma]. It shows the god of wealth "Vaisravana" [also called 'Kubera'].

These special thangkas were not painted. They were embroidered with colored silk.

Embroideries with Tibetan Buddhist subject matter were executed in the far eastern part of Tibet and China. Thewy are very rare.

This is a very old embroidered thangka, it was made in the 14th century.

The other two examples for the thangka category are not so old. The first of the two shows a White Tara [with appliqued beads].

The last example shows two Chtipati Skelletons.