Thangka

A thangka, is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat in the style of Chinese scroll paintings, with a further silk cover on the front.  Thangka depict the sku rten, the bodily forms of enlightened beings,…

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Buddhist Figurines

Sikkim is a state in northeastern India. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south.It is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states. According to the 2011 census, 57.8% follow Hinduism, making it the state’s majority religion. Buddhism is followed by 27.4% of the population, while Christianity is followed by 9.9%. There are many Hindu temples…

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Woven Treasures: Textiles from the Jasleen Dhamija Collection

Jasleen Dhamija doesn’t need any introduction in the world of textiles and craft. I came to know about her upcoming auction from our very own Sunny Narang, who himself is an inspiration for anyone who is willing to learn and absorb. He knows her for more than 25 years and here’s what he has to…

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