Tibetan Thangkas on display in Tianjin
Tibetan Thangkas are on display in Tianjin art gallery. Thangka means "silk, satin or cloth painting scroll." Thangka is characterized by a precise, balanced, and lifelike style. The painting methods are mainly bright colors and stencil-like lines. Images are mostly comprised of Buddhas, or depictions of eminent monks and folk customs. In 2006, Thangka paintings were added to China's National Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Nowadays, there are more than 400 Thangka painters in Tibet, creating hundreds of Thangka scrolls each year.