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Birth of extremely large Thangkas in Tibet

By Megan Source:China Tibet News 2016-08-24

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Photo taken on July 20, 2016 shows the mineral pigments used while painting Thangka. [Photo/Xinhua]

At the beginning of this year, Nima, Tibetan thangka painter and visiting lecturer of Tibet University, was commissioned by one temple of Mount Wutai to paint a total of 20 extremely large 500 arhat Thangkas which are 3.1 meters high and 3 meters wide. After receiving the commission, Nima and about 20 his students from Tibet University work extra shifts to paint thangkas in a rented house. At present, six pieces of Thangkas have been completed.

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