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Antique Tibetan Thangka Green Tara Handpainted and Embroidered Large
A thangka is a painted or embroidered Tibetan Buddhist banner that was originally hung in a monastery or above a family altar and was worn by monks during ceremonial processions. The Tibetan word thang means flat and indicates that a thangka is a painting on a flat surface, which can be rolled up when no display is needed.
A Thangka is more than a work of art; it is an object of devotion, a tool in spiritual practice, and a source of blessings for those who meditate. These incredible works of art are central to Himalayan culture. Thangka come in a wide variety of styles and depict various subjects, such as Buddhas and Bodhisattvas (enlightened beings), cosmological and astrological images and subjects from traditional medicine.
The Green Tara is a motherly deity for protection, compassion and prosperity. The Green Tara helps guide people to the path of enlightenment by reaching out for her right hand for protection and stepping forward her right foot to show her willingness. According to a legend, she is believed to have been born from a tear of Avalokiteshvara, the god of compassion.
Dimensions: 110 cm x 85 cm (length x width)
Fully hand painted and embroidered