Tara Red 7" x 9"
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 7" x 9", entire thangka 18" x 24"
- traditional brocade border
Tara (Tib. Drolma) is praised as the "mother of all buddha-activities" and is compassion-in-action. She is swift in providing protection and care for those who invoke her and is said to have vowed to always appear in the female form to deliver beings from dangers and sufferings. There are many forms of Tara and even among Red Tara, there are also several different forms. This particular Red Tara is painted according to the terma tradition of Apang Terton (1895-1945).