Embroidered Tibetan Thangkas, Pair Includes a traditional embroidered thangka of Shakyamuni Buddha with gold colored thread throughout that gives the thangka an overall shimmering effect; measures approximately 36" x 24"; also includes a Tibetan thangka with a depiction of the Hindu goddess Durga in the center that also features gold colored thread throughout exhibiting the same shimmering effect; measures approximately 35-1/2" x 23-1/2". Thangkas are intended to serve as a record of, and guide for contemplative experience. For example, you might be instructed by your teacher to imagine yourself as a specific figure in a specific setting. You could use a thangka as a reference for the details of posture, attitude, color, clothing. etc., of a figure located in a field, or in a palace, possibly surrounded by many other figures of meditation teachers, your family, etc. In this way, thangkas are intended to convey iconographic information in a pictorial manner. A text of the same meditation would supply similar details in written descriptive form.