LUMBINI (Rupandehi), Nov 23: The world's largest Thangka painting is set to be put on a display in Lumbini, the origin of world peace for being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha on November 25-26.

Women in Thangka painting

July 29, 2016 05:30 am

Every single time a customer enters her teacher’s thangka shop in Bhaktapur, Meru Tamang can’t help but look up expectantly from the back room. The 21 year old apprentice can be found practicing her shading and coloring there on the weekdays. She has been training in the arts of thangka painting for a little more than a year now and the first batch of the work she has helped with has only recently been put up for sale. So whenever a potential buyer begins to survey the various thangkas at the shop’s display, she shares that she can’t help but feel a tinge of nerves and excitement.