[Commentary] A few days ago, the Tibet Autonomous Region "Traditional Sticker (Heap) Local Standard for Embroidered Thangka" was officially released. This was officially released by Tibet after the introduction of "Tibetan Thangka Classification Standard" and "Tibetan Traditional Hand-painted Thangka Local Standard". Another Thangka local standard.

  [Same period] Nima Ciren, senior consultant of Tibet Thangka Painting Institute

  After the reform and opening up, Thangka entered the wider art and cultural tourism market in addition to temples and families of believers. After entering, some things began to appear, such as Taking this as a fake, this irregular market behavior is based on such a reason, then the party committee and government, as well as the industry competent department, for (for the Thangka industry) healthy development, orderly development and sustainable development, consider doing this Standards (local standards).

  【Explanation】Introduced by Nima Tsering, a senior consultant of Tibet Thangka Painting Academy. Post (heap) embroidered Thangka is collectively referred to as "National Tang" in Tibetan. It is one of the important forms of Thangka art. The pattern was cut by a technician and stitched together, which was already popular in the Ming Dynasty. The introduction of relevant standards is to better guarantee its healthy development.

  [Same period] Nima Ciren, senior consultant of Tibet Thangka Painting Institute

  The standard we are talking about is not a standard for art, but for the production process and production requirements of Thangka's materials and Thangka's craft itself. In fact, we draw a bottom line, not an upper limit.

  [Explanation] Thangka originated in the 7th century AD and has a history of more than 1300 years. Because of its all-inclusive theme, Thangka is known as the "Encyclopedia" of Tibetans.

  According to reports, before the mid-15th century, Tibet’s Thangkas and murals were dominated by the Nepalese painting style. By the middle and late 15th century, Qiwugang, Miantang, Gachi and other Tibetan regional painting styles were gradually formed. There is the traditional painting standard "Metrics" that is still in use today.

  The development of Thangka Art has so far shown an unprecedented prosperity in its market. On the basis of continuing its authenticity, Thangka has achieved diversified development and gradually entered the cultural tourism market.

  [Same period] Yu Youxin, a first-class artist in China and an expert in Tibetan Thangka art research

  For more than 1,000 years, there has been a peak in Thangka in Tibet, so I believe that our generation of young Tibetan painters will create a new peak. We (located in) the plateau have no problem, right? For the peak of art to emerge, talented artists need to emerge from such young painters. This creation has a higher level of creation, that is, a work that surpasses its predecessors.

  [Commentary] Tibet's second-level Thangka painter Shiro Zeren once studied under the Chinese national Thangka master Dan Bauandan. After finishing his studies, he practiced the role and mission of the painter of the family genealogy of the Tibetan court painting in inheriting the Thangka art and training more young painters.

  [Same period] Shilang Zeren, the second-class Thangka artist in Tibet and the head of the Wonderful Thangka Art Academy in Lhasa

  When I learned from Master (Danba Yuandan), Master told me that even if I could train a painter in the future, it would be a very good thing if I could teach him the skills I learned, so I set up our wonderful Tang Card Art Academy.

  【Explanation】According to incomplete statistics, there are tens of thousands of practitioners in all industries in Thangka, more than 3,000 Thangka painters and apprentices, and more than 10 training institutions with more than 50 employees. At present, there are more than 140 Thangka painters officially rated by Tibet, which has become an important force in the inheritance and industrial development of traditional Thangka art in Tibet.

  Reporter Gonsanram Zhaolang reported from Tibet Lhasa

Editor in charge: [Sun Jingbo]