T is neither a painting in the mind

Nor a mind in the painting:

And yet, w else can one find a painting

Than in the mind?

Avatamsaka Sutra

"Preserving the Sacred Arts is always part of the preservation of Dharma"
~ Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche ~

A really fantastic quality thangka of the Medicine Buddha painted by Babu Lama!!! His style is almost exactly the same as Prem Lama, with whom he has painted for years. I brought back a few thangkas from my last trip with brocade frames. This is one of them. The brocade is very fine quality and real silk, not rayon. The painting itself is 19 & 1/2 inches by 26 & 1/2 inches. The brocade is 54 inches high by 26 & 1/2 inches at the widest . Not shown are the wooden dowel at the bottom and the decorative gold-toned metal dowel ends that I will also provide. I had a real problem getting an accurate color rendition of the Medicine Buddha himself. He is in actuality a much deeper Navy blue than I get reproduced in the photos. If I got an accurate blue, then all the surrounding colors were off. It is much more beautiful in person than the photos show! It was painted in Nepal.

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