Advice on thangka

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Advice on thangka

Post by KiwiNFLFan » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:33 am

I'm looking to get a thangka of Tara to put in my small Buddhist shrine. I found this one on AliExpress. I'd just like to make sure it actually is a Tara thangka and whether it is White Tara or Green Tara (the description says Green Tara but it looks more like White Tara).

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Re: Advice on thangka

Post by Aryjna » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Well, she is white so she is not Green Tara. I dont know if this site is considered reliable or not, but there are other reliable options.

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Re: Advice on thangka

Post by Josef » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:06 pm

KiwiNFLFan wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:33 am
I'm looking to get a thangka of Tara to put in my small Buddhist shrine. I found this one on AliExpress. I'd just like to make sure it actually is a Tara thangka and whether it is White Tara or Green Tara (the description says Green Tara but it looks more like White Tara).
It’s listed as the wrong deity and is less than $10.
This is not going to be a quality representation.
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Post by yan kong » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:37 pm

I would invest in something and if you can't afford that then maybe a high quality print out of something to that effect.
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Re: Advice on thangka

Post by Miroku » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:03 pm

Where would you guys shop for thangkas or statues?
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Re: Advice on thangka

Post by practitioner » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:37 pm

Miroku wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Where would you guys shop for thangkas or statues?
NamseBangdzo.com
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Re: Advice on thangka

Post by Tenma » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:08 pm

KiwiNFLFan wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:33 am
I'm looking to get a thangka of Tara to put in my small Buddhist shrine. I found this one on AliExpress. I'd just like to make sure it actually is a Tara thangka and whether it is White Tara or Green Tara (the description says Green Tara but it looks more like White Tara).
This is definitely White Tara. There are eyes on her hands and feet if you look closely.

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Post by KiwiNFLFan » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 am

I thought it was White Tara. I think I'll get it - I like the representation of Tara on it. It comes from China so it may well have been made in Tibet. There are no online Buddhist stores in New Zealand, and one that I've found in Australia that will ship to NZ doesn't have any Tara thangkas.

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Post by Mantrik » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:51 am

KiwiNFLFan wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:33 am
I'm looking to get a thangka of Tara to put in my small Buddhist shrine. I found this one on AliExpress. I'd just like to make sure it actually is a Tara thangka and whether it is White Tara or Green Tara (the description says Green Tara but it looks more like White Tara).
White Tara.
Aliexpress is a great source for Buddhist items as they sell at sensible prices. You will see the same goods pop up on Ebay as 'antiques' for ten times the prices they charge.
Sometimes you have to buy a minimum quantity, but I've ordered several statues and they arrived just fine in the UK.
http://www.khyung.com

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