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Lopen Namgay's thankas and temple walls can be seen throughout
His work represents some of the best examples of contemporary Bhutanese thankas and mandelas available, and he specializes in commissions using natural pigments, mineral paints and 24k gold.
Houses in Saboo and Choglumsar were either invisibly buried under earth or half-buried in silt, with household things, utensils on the rack, pictures hanging on the walls, thankas on the walls and the Dalai Lama's portraits clearly visible from broken window panes.
The Times of India 2010
Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting: The Palm-leaf Tradition centers on the Mahayana text, the Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra (’Perfection of Wisdom’), illustrated through the Museum’s rare holdings of eastern Indian and Nepalese palm-leaf manuscripts, book-covers, initiation cards, thankas, and sculptures.
In addition, his thankas grace temples and art collections all over the world. "