Meaning of Thang T(h)an(g)ka (work of art)
19th century Thanka
A Thangka, or t(h)an(g)ka, is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, which originally was hung in monasteries or above family altars. additionally, they were carried around by monks during the ceremonial processions.
The Tibetan word Thang means ‘surface’ and is used to point out a painting on a flat surface, although it can be rolled up whenever it isn’t necessary to be shown.
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