Highest Quality Thangka Art has been our Family Tradition since Generations
1. What is Thanka or Thangka Painting?
Thankga/Thanka is a sacred Buddhist painting, painted with intense care and fine detail on cotton canvas. Such thangka/thankas are hung on the walls of the monasteries or shrines at home and used for day-to-day worship and especial events/rituals such as doing meditation, death rituals, etc.
2. Who paints Thangka/Thanka?
In Nepal, Tamangs (one of the ethnic groups of Nepal) are dominant thangka artists followed by a few Sherpa, Yomlo and a few other castes. Likewise, Newars (another ethnic group) are main artists who paint Newari style thangka, Pauva.
All our thangkas/thankas are painted by highly skillful Tamang artists. Along my parents, there are other relatives and artists who have been working with us more than a decade.
3. What makes difference in the price of Thanka or Thangka?
There are many factors that make difference in the price (also quality) of thangka/thanka, a few of them are material used (like color, gold), time spent, skill of artist, design, etc. In general, more the time and skill is invested, higher would be the price. So, only the size of a painting can not justify it's price. Sometimes, a small thangka with immense detail costs higher than a medium or a bigger thangka/thanka.
4. Are the Thanka or Thangka painted on a paper or printed?
Due to its perfect linings and work sometimes one can misunderstand thangka/thanka as a print. However, thangka/thanka is neither a print nor painted on paper but is painted on the cotton canvas. For a complete process of making please refer to our page 'thangka making process' .
5. Are Thangka/Thanka and Mandala same or different?
In general, thangka/thanka refers to a form or style of the art while mandala is one of the subjects of thangka/thanka alike Tara, Buddha, Wheel of life, etc..
6. How to frame my Thangka/Thanka?
Thangka/Thanka(s) can be framed either in (wooden)glass frame or silk brocade (traditional way found as such in the monasteries) as per the need. Most of the thangkas/thankas displayed here are without frames but if you want to have one for your thangka/thanka then please choose it while placing your order(s). Unfortunately, we don’t do glass framing for international shipping due to risk of damaging painting while shipping.
7. Do you commission Thangka/Thanka?
Yes, we do, please email us all the specifications then we will make it/them ready for you.
8. Can I receive my order(s) within a week?
Yes, upon the request for express shipping with an extra fee. However, it may take longer depending upon the destination. So, to assure we encorage you to write us prior making a purchase.
9. How do I know if my order has been shipped?
You will receive a Tracking Number or tracking detail through e – mail from us once your order is proceed to ship.
10. Do you offer wholesale/best deals?
Yes, we offer wholesale, please email us mentioning your requirements for the best deals that we could offer to you.
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