22 original modern Thangka paintings made by five artists from China’s Tibet and Qinghai Province are on exhibition in London.
All the artists have made their names by practicing this tradition artwork.
In Buddhism, a Thangka is a painted or embroidered banner hung in a monastery or a family altar and carried by lamas in ceremonial processions.
As an ancient Tibetan legacy, Thangka paintings are usually created on cotton. Its complex techniques often mean that each piece would take three to five years to complete.
Delicate skills are highly required for this traditional art form.