Kurukulla,Woodblock Thangka Art
Kurukulla,Woodblock Thangka Art
❤This thangka comes from the Derge Sutra Printing Temple (a famous cultural heritage).
The theme is Kurukulla ,Its base plate was carved about 100 years ago and has been restored by craftsmen in the past.
It is made on traditional Tibetan hand-made drawing paper using ancient engraving and printing techniques. (Please see the introduction below)
It still being made in the same way as they have been for almost three hundred years: handprinted from hand-carved wooden blocks.
You can see the exquisite plant lines on the drawing paper, because the paper is handmade from pure natural plant materials, such as Pennisetum.
The hand-made seal (hidden under the thangka frame) at the bottom of the painting contains: carved Tibetan paper by Derge Sutra Printing Temple（德格印经院雕刻藏纸）
Material: Tibetan paper,cloth, silk
The front is covered with silk to protect Thangka
With exquisite wooden painting shaft and lanyard
Top width:55cm / 21.65"
Bottom width:69 cm / 27.16"
Height:100cm / 39.37"
Core Size: 33cm(Width) *50 cm(Height) (about 12.99" * 19.68")
There are a total of 9 different colors for you to choose, please select the color number when you purshace.
Frames of different colors may vary in size, please understand.
This beautiful painting represents Kurukulla,she is a female, peaceful to semi-wrathful Yidam in Tibetan Buddhism particularly associated with rites of magnetization or enchantment.She is related to Shri Yantra in Hinduism.
Kurukulla is a goddess whose body is usually depicted in red with four arms, holding a bow and arrow made of flowers in one pair of hands and a hook and noose of flowers in the other pair.
She dances in a Dakini-pose and crushes the asura Rahu (the one who devours the sun).
According to Hindu astrology, Rahu is a snake with a demon head (Navagraha) who represents the ascending lunar node.
She is considered either an emanation of Amitabha, one of Tara's forms, or a transformation of Heruka.
❤ABOUT DERGE SUTRA PRINTING TEMPLE
The Dêrgê Barkang (pronunciation "Dehr-gheh", alternative names Derge Parkhang, Dege Parkhang, Derge Sutra Printing Temple, Dege Yinjing Yuan, Derge Barkhang, Dege Barkhang, Barkhang, Parkhang, Bakong Scripture Printing Press and Monastery) is the barkang (printing house) associated to the Goinqên Monastery. It is one of the foremost cultural treasures of Tibet. Derge is a county seat in a high valley in Kham, an eastern district of traditional Tibet which is now part of China's Sichuan Province. The Derge Parkhang is a living institution devoted to the printing and preservation of Tibetan literature, a printing temple that holds the greatest number of Tibetan woodblocks in the world.
The Derge Sutra Printing Temple (Parkhang in Tibetan) is one of the most important cultural, social, religious and historical institutions in Tibet. Founded in 1729 by Demba Tsering, the fortieth King of Derge (1678–1739) with the spiritual and literature assistance of the 8th Tai Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne, the Derge Parkhang is an active center for publication of Tibetan Buddhist sutra, commentaries, and thangka as well as works of history, technology, biography, medicine and literature. Books are still being made in the same way as they have been for almost three hundred years: handprinted from hand-carved wooden blocks. Cinnabar is used to colour the text red,in which workers can print eight to fifteen pages manually a minute,2500 in a day,from wooden blocks that have already been engraved with text.Thirty printers are in working condition where printers work in pairs, one puts ink on wooden press, later cleaned in a trough, while the other rolls a piece of paper using a roller which is imprinted red with sayings of Buddha.
1.This thangka is made to order, it will takes about 5 days to complete and ship.
2.Please allow 1-2cm error due to manual measurement.
3.The color may have different as the difference display.
Please make sure you do not mind before you bid.