This mandala painting, a beautiful dorsem thangka has been handpainted in Bhutan by Chador Tenzin, winner of the seal of quality award 2012.
Thangka painting is an ancient type of Tibetan art, which has been preserved in the Himalayan region for two thousand years. Thangka is a Tibetan word, which means ‘recorded message’. Tibetan Thangka is a scroll-like painting which can be explored like a map through visual symbols and colours. Each detail is intricate and has a deep symbolic meaning, referring to parts of the Buddhist philosophy. Hence, Buddhist Thangka is meant to combine fine art with spirituality, to create a captivating art piece filled with philosophical meaning.
This piece is a “Dorsem” mandala which shows the Buddha of purification.
The vajra in the centre symbolizes Vajrasattva and the architectural design of the palace. The outermost circle- resembling a ring of fire depict- the process of transformation humans must undergo before being able to enter the sacred territory within (Nirvana). It also symbolizes the burning of ignorance. A ring of thunderbolt stands for indestructibility and illumination. The innermost ring is made of lotus leaves, which signifies religious rebirth.
As Bhutanese, we keep this thangka in our house to purify our sin and help us reach Nirvana.
100% hand painted with acrylic and Japanese gold
Winner of the Seal of quality award of 2012
We guarantee to pack your Thangka rolled in a painting tube to ensure safety during transportation.
Colours may vary slightly due to lighting and according to screen settings.