Appliquéd thangkas

Less widely known than the art of thangka painting is the art of thangka appliqué, where the images of awareness beings or lineage lamas are not painted but are instead created out of fabric. Several practitioners in the Aro gTér lineage have become specialists in creating appliquéd thangkas and, toward this end, have learned very refined sewing techniques.

Vajrayana arts and crafts slideshow