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Tibet's thangka paintings find new fans all over China

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 05:50

Now, there are more than 100 apprentices - including some Han Chinese, the country's overwhelming ethnic majority - at Danba Raodan school.


HER eyes riveted to the canvas, Wulan meticulously applies colour to an image of the Buddha, using pigments made of crushed pearls, turquoise and agate.

The 34-year-old is one of dozens of students at a school in Lhasa learning the medieval Tibetan art of thangka - minutely

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