INFORMATION QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Thangka?

Thangka is an ancient type of Tibetan art, which has been practised and preserved in the Himalayan region for over two thousand years. Thangka is a Tibetan word, which means 'recorded message'. The painting can be explored like a map through visual symbols and colors.

Authentic premium quality Thangkas are rarely reproduced nowadays and have near enough become extinct. Thangkas are meant to combine fine art with spirituality, to create a captivating art piece filled with philosophical meaning.

What kind of paint is used?

The paint used to make a premium quality Thangka is derived from precious & semi-precious natural minerals, crystals and plant materials, such as pearl, coral, lapiz lazuli, cinnabar, sulfur, azurite, malachite etc. These natural substances are well known for their healing properties and power

The artist grinds the material to a fine powder and mixes it with hide glue and water to create the paint. This guarantees that the colors of the painting stay vivid and vibrant throughout the years. The final touch is made by applying 24 Carat Gold and Sterling Silver

Are your Thangkas really the best quality?

We have traveled to the most secluded spots in the Himalayas, visiting hundreds of temples and private art dealers to find the best quality Thangkas.

Depending on the size and quality of details it can take an artist up to three years to complete a single piece, using 24 Carat Gold, Sterling Silver and Himalayan minerals. All our Thangkas are guaranteed to be original, authentic and brand new.

Where do you get your Thangkas from?

All of our paintings come from the original birthplace of Thangkas, which is Nepal, Tibet, North India and Bhutan. The majority of the paintings are made by the Nepalese and Tibetan Lamas and expats, as they are the original holders of the Thangka secrets.

What are the paintings dimensions?

All paintings have different dimensions since every painting is unique. We quote the inner dimensions of every painting, which is the painting's dimension within the coloured frame. Each painting has coloured borders, which measure approximately 5-10 centimiters (1.9-3.9" inches) depending on the size of the painting. These borders can be altered and are usually not displayed when the painting is put in a frame.

Do you sell paintings with the frame?

All our paintings are sold unframed.

How are Thangkas kept?

Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display.

What is the best way to hang the painting?

The paintings are best kept when they are framed.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! We would like our paintings to bring joy and happiness all over the world, that is why we ship globally.

What are your shipping times?

We aim to have your items delivered to you within 15 working days from the day of your order. Please note, date of delivery may vary due to carrier shipping practices, delivery location, customs & clearance, method of delivery, and the items ordered.