A “Thanka,” is also known and written as “Thangka”, “Thangka”, “Tangka” or “Tanka”. Thanka is one of the art in silk painting with embroidery. It is usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala of some sort. Generally, thanka doesn’t last a short time but goes long time. It is sometimes called a scroll-painting.
World’s Largest Thangka was Displayed in Kathmandu Nepal
With an aim of promoting world peace and unity, the largest thanka (thangka) was exhibited in Nepal on 19 Asoj, 2069. The thanka exhibited by Nepal Council for Preservation of Buddhist Religion (Bauddha Dharma Samrakshan Saimiti) in collaboration with Japanese organization NPO M 21 at the Dasharath Stadium was 70 m long and 50 m wide. The thanka had been prepared in eight years by more than 10,000 volunteers from 16 countries.