The art of Thanka and thangka painting is very old and was practiced as early as 3rd century B.C. in Nepal and Tibet. The word “Thangka” is believed to have come from the Tibetan word “thang yig” meaning a written record. This scared painting is known as Paubas in Nepali and Newari and Thangka in Tibetan are paraphernalia of Buddhist and Hindus experience God jotting them down in form of art on the canvas. .
Thangkas and Paubhas Paubhas is a traditional religious painting made by the Newar people of Nepal. Paubhas depict deities, mandalas or monuments, and are used to help the practitioner meditate. The Tibetan equivalent is known as Thangka. For more than eight thousand years an artistic tradition of great skill and beauty has flourished in the Kathmandu valley. As long ago as the 12th-century Newar painters, bronze casters and architects were famed across Asia and highly sought after for their talents. The emperor .