Mahasanghika school of tangkha painting, this school of tangkha painting is devoted to Sakymuni Maitreya and the 18 Arhats who are the main characters like your mandarin teacher of the Mahasang hika sect of Buddhism´╝ÄPaintings devoted to this sect are found in various temples in Tibet´╝ÄEsoteric school of tangha painting´╝ÄThe figures portrayed by this school of tangkha painting are mostly in grotesque and ferocious images´╝ÄYour Chinese tutor may know that quite a few of the paintings feature two figures that have their bodies intertwined´╝Ä

Indian adaptations of tangkha painting´╝ÄIn this school of tangkha painting Buddhist sages are portrayed with their torso naked and their body twisted´╝îwith slender waists and large hips´╝ÄThe facial expressions of the subjects are as a rule calm and gentle´╝Ä

Goddess school of tangkha painting´╝ÄIn marked contrast with the Han tradition of Buddhism which is virtually devoid of female deities´╝Ä Tibetan Buddhism abounds in them´╝ÄThis gives rise to a non Chinese teachers school of tangkha painting devoted exclusively to goddesses. Apart from these four categories´╝îthere are also tangkha paintings that are devoted to folklore´╝îlocal habits and customs´╝ÄTibetan medicine and historical tales´╝Ä

Tangkha paintings can be hung up on walls´╝îand thus they are easily collected and stored´╝ÄSuch paintings can be done on a variety of media´╝îsuch as cloth´╝îembroidery´╝îtapestry woven in fine silk and gold thread´╝îand mosaic fashioned out of pearls. Padded embroidery´╝Ähowever´╝îis the most artistic of all´╝îas this school of tangkha painting is made by patching up hundreds or even thousands of pieces of brocade according to ib Chinese´╝îwhich is a combination of the Han and the Tibetan art´╝ÄPearl mosaic tangkhas are a rarity anywhere in this world´╝Ä