Vajrapani Thangka Brocade Painting
Thangka Brocade is the use of brocade fabric as the background and border in traditional Tibetan Buddhist artworks, such as thangkas. Brocade is a luxurious, decorative fabric with raised patterns and metallic threads, often made of silk. It enhances the aesthetic beauty and sacredness of thangkas by forming a panel surrounding the central painting, often adorned with religious patterns and symbols. The brocade fabric is carefully chosen to complement the painting's theme and colors, adding richness and elegance to the overall composition.
Vajrapani, known as "Conqueror of the Four Quarters," was charged with quelling Nagpo Tsalak and safeguarding the teachings of the Buddha. Legend has it he maintains a realm called Chang Lo Chen in Tibetan or Adákavati in Sanskrit- the entrance to which is only known to a select few. His dark blue complexion stands for his unwavering devotion to the blissful Dharmakaya. Although his presence is usually intimidating, his wrath only serves to protect Buddhist teachings. The vajra he holds is a symbol of Buddha's teachings, and he often appears as part of the triad Rigsum Gonpo with Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri, said to possess the qualities of wisdom, compassion and power required to reach enlightenment.
Hand Embroidery Brocade
Want to add a Brocade to your beautiful Thangka Painting? Traditional Style Brocade has been one of the most popular form of mounting as it has a greater religious merit.
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100% Cotton Canvas
Preparing the Cotton canvas before starting to paint a Thangka. This process includes washing, drying, stretching, sizing and everything needed to make a perfect base for the thangka to last for centuries.
Thangka Paintings are painted using the natural minerals. These are firstly grind into the powder form and then used in the thangka as a paint.
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