JAIC 1986, Volume 25, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 97 to 103)
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JAIC 1986, Volume 25, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 97 to 103)

NOTES ON THE TECHNIQUE OF TIBETAN THANGKAS

ANN SHAFTEL




REFERENCES

The spelling of Tibetan words in this paper is phonetic rather than literary. Corrected spelling has been provided by David Jackson.

ChögyamTrungpa, Visual Dharma, Shambhala, 1975

RinzinRongae, personal communication, 1976.

Ibid.

Ibid., and scientific analyses done a samples taken out of Tibet by the Rongae's father and on pigment samples from thangkas.

NoedrupRongae, personal communication, 1977.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

THE AUTHOR WISHES to gratefully acknowledge the help and inspiration of several people, without whom this project could not have been successfully researched or completed. The main informants on Tibetan thangka painting were Vajracarya, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; and Noedrup and Rinzin Rongae, master thangka painters from Eastern Tibet. Many thanks are also due to David and Janice Jackson, authors of Tibetan Thangka Painting, Serindia Publications, London, 1984.


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