Marpa was born in Southern Tibet in the year 1021 AD. At a very early age Marpa embraced Buddhism and took the name Dharmamati. After having studied Sanskrit with the Sakyapa Lama Drogmi, he exchanged all his possessions for gold and set out for India. His journey to India took him first to Nepal where he met up with two disiples of the great Indian teacher Naropa. Highly impressed by the religious accomplishment of his new found friends, Marpa himself went to seek out Naropa. Marpa stayed with Naropa for sixteen years, receiving teachings and initiations. He also received teachings from Atisha, Kukkuripa and Jnanagarbha. He resumed to Abet with numerous Buddhist texts. During his lifetime Marpa went back to India twice again in search of precious Buddhist texts and teachings.
The thangka is painted entirely by hand on cotton canvas using natural mineral and vegetable pigments with 24K gold details. The complicated designs, intricate brushstrokes, and extraordinary detail make these thangkas authentic works of Buddhist art. A true masterpiece, this traditional Buddhist painting is the perfect addition to your home, meditation space, room shrine or altar space.
Handcrafted by master local artists in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Size: Full canvas measures approximately 82*58 centimeters. Inside painted area measures about 75*50 centimeters.
Traditional. Precious. Masterpiece.
We aspire to create sublime artworks. Each painting is meticulously painted by a local artist in a process that takes many days up to many months. We use traditional methods, tools and paints to produce beautiful Buddhist art that shows our deep reverence to the Dharma.
Add A Brocade
We offer a selection of beautiful traditional silk brocades for our thangka paintings and mandalas with different patterns and colorful decors.
There are two main types of brocades styles: Indian style brocades, also known as Banarasi brocades, and Chinese style brocades.