Appliqué thangkas

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Different kinds of thangkas:

Appliqué thangkas

An appliqué thangka is a thangka that’s not painted, but is made from small pieces of fabric that are sewn together. It’s an incredible amount of work – much more work than painting a thangka.

This picture was taken at Norbulingka Institute near Dharamshala in Northern India, which is dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan arts & culture in all its forms.