The Tibetan Book for Thanka Painting of the Tsang-Pa Tradition of Tibet
The original English title: Thanka Painting of the TSANG-PA Tradition of Tibet
Author: Phuntsok Sangpo
Language: Tibetan and English
Number of pages: 282
Dimensions: 30.5 x 22 x 2 cm
About the Author:
Phuntsok Sango studied thangka painting in Tibet from the age of 13 to 26. After the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959, he followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile in India. While making two large thangkas for King Jigme Singhe Wangchuk of Bhutan, Gyalyum Phuntsok Choedon, the royal grandmother, who appreciated his talent, advised him to stay at Phursum Chorten, Thimpu, with the famous Ningmapa teacher, Ven. Jigdal Yeshi Dorjee, and he painted thangkas for the great master for several years. Later, he painted thangkas for the eminent teachers of the Kagyue, Sakya and Gelug sects of Tibetan Buddhism, in addition to the constant flow of countless commissions throughout his life.
In accordance with the inspirational advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this book is an attempt to promote and preserve the traditional graphic measure, layout and painting of Tibetan thangkas. The book is the fruit of four years of extensive research from 1996 to 2000.