Tibetan thangka, also known as Tangga,
is a scrolled painting on cotton or silk,
framed with colored satin.
The themes of thangka are mainly Tibetan culture, history and Buddhist classics.
Some also depict people's living customs,
or show Tibetan medicine.
It is the "encyclopedia" of the Tibetan people.
The earliest thangka dates back to the 7th century.
According to the historical records,
The previous ruler in history
painted this portrait (Bai Ram) with his own blood,
it was hand-framed by his wife (Princess Wencheng).
Now this thangka is no longer handed down.
To paint a beautiful thangka,
It usually takes months or even years.
The painters sat cross-legged in front of the canvas,
wet the brush on the tip of the tongue.
Outling, coloring, gold decorating,
each stroke requires concentration.
Color is the soul of thangka,
The pigments of thangka come from coral, cinnabar, turquoise and other precious minerals.
These natural materials have bright and stable colors,
which will never fade even after thousands of years.
For the Tibetan people, who live nomadically between the mountains and valleys,
Thangka is as important as the tent.
A Tent is a warm home,
and a Thangka is a carry-on "temple".
carrying people's aspirations and expectations for a better life.