Horse­hair thangka re­vives in In­ner Mon­go­lia

China Daily - - MOSAIC -

The crafts­man­ship needed to make Ti­betan thangka spread to the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­tonomous re­gion hun­dreds of years ago. The lo­cals added a touch of their own — horse­hair — to pro­vide more tex­ture and make the em­broi­dery more vivid, giv­ing an im­pres­sion of a three-di­men­sional work. China’s only mu­seum for horse­hair thangka opened in De­cem­ber in In­ner Mon­go­lia’s Alxa Left Ban­ner, with a dis­play of more than 200 thangka made by Taoger­ile, 75, the lead­ing in­her­i­tor of the art in the re­gion, and her dis­ci­ples.

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