8 Lucky Signs: Thangka Painting by Krishna Tashi Palmo

  1. The Endless Knot (or Eternal Knot) has no beginning and no end. 
  2. The Lotus, PADMA in Tibetan, symbolizes spiritual purity. The Lotus Flower always refers to many aspects of the path, as it grows from the mud (samsara), it appears clean on the surface (purification), and finally produces a beautiful flower (enlightenment). 
  3. The Treasure Vase with flaming jewels pours forth an endless nectar of long life, health, wealth, prosperity and other benefits in this world 
  4. The White Conch Shell stands for the deep and far reaching and melodious sound of the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha). 
  5. The Pair of Golden Fishes represent spiritual release from the suffering in samsara (the ever continuing cycle of death and rebirth, under the influence of our ignorance, karma and disturbing emotions such as attachment and anger). 
  6. The Parasol (or Umbrella) is a symbol for both protection and royalty. Sometimes people confuse the Parasol for the Victory Banner or vice versa, as at first sight they might look alike but do substantially differ from each other. 
  7. The Victory Banner symbolizes the victory of the positive teachings of the Buddha over the negative forces of ignorance, disharmony and other negativities in this world. 
  8. The Golden Wheel, or Dharma Wheel, has 8 spokes and represents the ‘Noble Eightfold Path’: right view, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelyhood, right effort, right mindfullness and right concentration. As the wheel of the Dharma is being turned it awakens the Buddha potential present in all sentient beings.

About the art : Thangka paintings are closely connected to Buddhism based on Buddha's life and with these teachings- every Thangka painting can be linked to the Buddha's thoughts and teachings. It literally means a painting that can be rolled up. These paintings are made on cotton or silk canvases and use natural colours.

About the artist : Krishna Tashi Palmo is one of Meraki’s most inspiring artists. She learnt at the Tibetan traditional art school from 2006 to 2012 in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahual Sipiti district. Her dream of being an artist since she was a child pushed her to learn Thangka art despite being told that women cannot practice Thangka art in her class of 350 students which had only 4 aspiring female artists.  Such is her love for art that she also takes out time to teach children at the local NGO in her town.

DETAILS

  • Size : 17*9 inches
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Painted by Krishna Tashi Palmo
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
  • The image shown here is representative to help visualize the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image
  • COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings
  • This painting will be made to order and will take 3-4 weeks
  • Certificate of Authentication will be provided
  • Please write to us at yosha.gupta@memeraki.com for any customisation in size or ping us on the website chat

• The image shown here is representative to help visualize the painting in a home setting. Price specified is for unframed painting and the painting would be sent without a frame unless specified otherwise in the description.
• All paintings are mostly made to order and take 2-3 weeks
• COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings
• Certificate of Authentication will be provided
• Please write to us at yosha.gupta@memeraki.com for any customisation in size or ping us on the website chat


Artist


Krishna Tashi Palmo


“Thangka art demands discipline and perseverance to master- I take pride in being one of the few women Thangka artists. I am proud of our Thangka heritage and culture and my everlasting hope is that with my work I can create an identity for myself and more importantly make people see beyond the boundaries of male vs female artists and just fall in love with our art for what it is, magical and beautiful”

An ever-present smile that belies her physical challenges (polio in both legs), Krishna is one of Meraki’s most inspiring artists. She learnt at the Tibetan traditional art school from 2006 to 2012 in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahual Sipiti district. Her dream of being an artist since she was a child pushed her to learn Thangka art despite being told that women cannot practice Thangka art in her class of 350 students which had only 4 aspiring female artists.  Such is her love for art that she also takes out time to teach children at the local NGO in her town.

 



Art Form

Thangka-art

Thangka paintings are closely connected to Buddhism based on Buddha's life and this teachings- every Thangka painting can be linked to the Buddha's thoughts and teachings. It literally means a painting that can be rolled up. Thangka's are meditative tools that personify and represent the qualities of the Gods and Goddesses painted in the Thangka. These paintings are made on cotton or silk canvases and use natural colours and also use Precious metals like Gold, Silver and Turquoise for these colours and every painting takes months to make. 

Thangka Painting Tutorial for Beginners 



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