Attractive antique Mongolian Thangka (a so-called Tsakli) with a Green Tara with at the center surrounded by 22 smaller emanations.
A black Palden Lhamo protector Buddha riding a horse can be seen at the center of the lower row.
Painted on textile, size: 16,6 x 22,3 cm (6 ½ x 9 inches). 19th century
Some aging, especially at the lower part, darkening at the upper part.
Looks great when matted and framed and stands out.
Tsakli (also “tsakalis”) are Tibetan Buddhist miniature paintings, normally produced as thematic groups or sets, which are used in rituals as initiation cards, and in the training of monks. Examples of this miniature art are also known from Mongolia.
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