Mindy Fitterman
Mindy Fitterman


Thangka Images, History and Conservation

Contemporary Thangkas and Artwork Inspired by the Thangka Form

  • Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, Threads of Awakening

  • Gonkar Gyatso

  • Two artists, Leslie Nguyen Temple and Terris Nguyen Temple, are trained in Tibetan paint and appliqué techniques. Their work can be viewed at their website, Tibet Color.

  • Norbulingka is an institute in Nepal dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan arts and culture.

  • Seeking Shambhala was a Museum of Fine Arts Boston exhibition inspired by thangkas. The show included ancient thangkas and contemporary works by two artists – one from Tibet and one from Japan.



  • English paper piecing is a traditional patchwork method, which involves wrapping fabric over paper shapes to create exacting geometric patterns.

  • How to Drape a Thangka Cover with text and photos provided by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo.

If you are having problems using

the ABOUT pull-down menu, click here.

Spring, detail