- c. 19th century
Unlike Western religious arts designed for churches or shrines, which were often painted on walls or frescoes, or, if they were smaller paintings, on wood panels or canvas, holy images made for Buddhist temples or for private Buddhist worship in homes were frequently painted with colored inks on textiles. Representations of female Buddhas, considered protective figures, are common in Himalayan Buddhism.
- Label text, Anne Bromberg, Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road, 2017.
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Explore some of the many different Buddhas (both male and female) integral to Himalayan Buddhism.