Master Tibetan thangka painter opens new gallery in CA; visitors can watch creation of massive Buddhist scroll
Visitors to the Tibetan Gallery & Studio will have the unusual opportunity to watch the creation of the first thanbochi — a massive ceremonial scroll unfurled at special Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies — painted outside of Tibet. Currently, Tashi is working on the 20’ x 15’ thanbochi with Mingmar Tsering, the primary teacher at the Institute of Tibetan Thangka Art, in Dharamsala, India. Both artists are adhering to exacting traditional methods of design, employing hand-ground pigments to render the immense image of Shakyamuni Buddha, his two foremost disciples, and the founders of the four principle Tibetan Buddhist lineages.
The Tibetan Gallery & Studio says it will also display a variety of other unique items, including art-quality prints of Tashi’s thangkas, silk scarves responsibly sourced from India, and hand-strung prayer beads, as well as one-of-a-kind scripted art and painted stones for gardens.
Image source: lonelyplanet.com.