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Thangka exhibition opens in Guangzhou
13:22, November 11, 2010  

A masterpiece of Golok Shirab, a Thangka master, photo from

The second Buddhist Art Exhibition, titled Auspicious Thangka, Blessings on Asian Games, kicked off in Guangzhou, southeast China on November 8.

Apart from Thangka showpieces of Golok Shirab, ancient Thangka and Thangka from Nepal are also on display at the exhibition, and visitors can also feast their eyes on elaborate Tibetan decorations, natural Tibetan incense and other Buddhist articles.

Golok Shirab, a renowned Tibetan artist, who has made over 400 pieces of Thangka so far, including the "10th Panchen Erdini Qoigyi Gyaincain", exhibited over 60 pieces of Thangka at the exhibition.

As of the painting materials, Golok Shirab made them with natural mineral materials, such as gold and silver powder in order to keeping keep its long-lasting bright visual charm.

Thangka, a Tibetan silk scroll painting with embroidery, usually depicting Tibetan Buddhist deity, famous scenes, or mandala of some sort, has been inscribed as the first batch of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Source: China Tibet Information Center


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