Oil Varnished Wheel of Life Thangka | Original Hand painted Bhavachakra Mandala | Wheel of Life | Ritual Thanka
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Oil Varnished Wheel of Life Thangka | Original Hand painted Bhavachakra Mandala

Size / Weight: 16x20 inches /
Brocade:

Total:
$275.00

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Description

What is a Thangka painting?
The Tibetan word Thangka means an unfolding painting, where the word Thang stands for an unfolding scroll and Ka means a painting. Thangka paintings, as a whole, are a visual representation of Buddhist deities, scenes, or mandalas, painted on silk or cotton canvas.

Thangka Paintings follow a generic principle of composition, design, and iconography. It is made following tradition and guidelines while leaving spaces for personal creativity and expression. In Buddhist culture, Thangka Paintings hold high religious values. In a way, it is also a tool that facilitates the realization of one's true nature or the nature of reality

In Ritual Thangka, we provide a collection of a variety of Thangka paintings. Every one of our paintings has been hand-picked by our curators. We take great care in scrutinizing all aspects, from the quality of the thangka cloth to its composition, so that you get only the finest quality paintings.

Original Hand painted Wheel of Life Thangka
Size: 19x15 inches/48x38 cms

According to the ancient texts, the original model for the Wheel of life was painted over the gateway of the Veluvana Bihara at Rajagriha on the instructions of the Buddha himself, who indicated exactly how the work should be done. The Buddha was inspired by the activities of one of his chief disciples, Maudgalyayana. Thanks to his mastery of psychic powers, Maudgalyayana was able to visit all beings in the different realms of existence, and to see them in different states of pain or pleasure; as a result, he became aware of the causes of these different states. The Buddha realized that there were not enough people like Maudgalyayana to teach all those who needed to hear his teaching. He, therefore, instructed his disciples to paint the Wheel of Life, a depiction of the different realms of existence, and their underlying processes, at the entrance to every monastery. The picture is not strictly a literal account of worldly existence but is effective in that it appeals to our imagination with its rich and powerful imagery.

OIL VARNISH

Varnish is a final layer applied to a painting after it is finished and completely dry.
It’s used on paintings that are not going to be framed under glass to protect them from dirt, dust, and pollution in the environment.
Varnish also homogenizes (evens out) the final appearance of a painting, making it all equally glossy or matte.


Benefits of Oil Varnish

Varnishing oil paintings in the right way helps protect and ensure the aesthetics of these pieces of art.
More specifically, varnish keeps your artwork away from dust and dirt.
It likewise evens out its final look, making it matt, gloss, or satin.
Over time, dust and dirt will not stick to the painting but the varnish.


Handling And Hanging

It’s best to avoid leaning varnished paintings together, as they may stick.
If you use bubble wrap around your varnished painting or pick it up with your fingers touching the varnish, impressions may show in the varnish.
Avoid hanging pictures in bathrooms or kitchens, or above radiators or open fires, as they will get dirty very quickly.

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Size: 16"/ 41 cm (width) x 20"/ 51 cm (height)
Materials: Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Colors, Genuine 24K Gold
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THIS THANGKA IS HAND-PAINTED IN THE TRADITIONAL STYLE AND THE QUALITY IS HIGH

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Framing:
-Not mounted on a traditional brocade
-Tibetan Silk brocade is available in a variety of colors and quality
-Price ranges from $35 to $100 depending upon the silk quality
-Additional 3 business days for this service
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Delivery:
-Free Shipping
-Standard Courier Services
-4-10 business days for delivery
-All items are insured
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Return Policy:
-Returns are accepted within 60 business days.
-You can ship either to Nepal or Texas (USA), whichever works better for you.
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We will be more than happy to answer all your questions.
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Please contact us to:
- Custom order a thangka of any Vajrayana deity. Usually, it takes 2-5 months (depending on complexity) to finish such a thangka of average size.

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I visited the premises in Boudha in person. Its not just next to the stupa like many shops but a little way away and easy to find with Googlemaps - just ask locals when you get there as they didn't have an obvious sign, at least when I visited. They have modern studios, workshops and a salesroom all in the same buildng. Bipin was very helpful and I examined several bhavacakra thankas before settling for a beautifully detailed one. The brocade was added in a day or two and the final thanka was delivered to my hotel very carefully and robustly packaged. I was very happy with the thankas I bought and very happy with the service, Definitely recommended!

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Seller was very kind to photoshop up three different brocade options with an image of the paining before purchase. Really helped me choose the brocade that would go best with the painting. I appreciate the time and effort the seller put into getting a perfect match. The tailoring only took 48 hours and the item was sent quickly. Arrived two days ahead of schedule too. A beautiful work of art and a very easeful transaction. Thank you.

Was in touch with seller pre-purchase and the responses were quick, thorough, and very helpful. Item shipped quickly, was very well packaged and arrived two days ahead of schedule. This thangka is gorgeous. Very high quality, detailed. Great seller, great service, and a unique piece of art.

Wonderful1 Looks amazing! Thank You!

très beau ,identique à la photo

Incredibly beautiful artwork. Far exceeded my expectations. Great customer service too. Super fast delivery.