Here is a local project in California by the Tibetan Gallery and Studio:
Master Painter is First Tibetan to Paint Thanbhochi Outside Tibet
Sebastopol, CA – March 21, 2013: On June 1st, 2013, Tibetan thangka master, Tashi Dhargyal will begin work on a thanbhochi. While people may be familiar with thangka, traditional scroll paintings of Buddhist gods and deities mounted in brocade, this will be the first time a Tibetan master will paint one entirely in the traditional method outside of Tibet. Thangka were designed to be rolled for easy transport in nomadic cultures. A thanbhochi is a multi-story canvas, designed to be displayed at special prayer ceremonies; the canvas Tashi will paint will be 20 feet high by 14 feet wide.
Dhargyal is one of the few masters in the West working entirely in the traditional Tibetan method, which includes hand-prepared canvas, hand ground mineral pigments, and 24k gold. He has opened a special studio and gallery in Sebastopol, California that is open to the public and will house this massive undertaking.
read more: http://www.tashidhargyal.com/studio/
Tashi Dhargyal has begun work on this .... it is awesome. At one point they had a live camera... he's on Facebook.... "Tibetan Gallery & Studio". There are lots of pictures of how the work progresses.
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