This religious wall-hanging is executed in Kesi technique and shows the Buddha of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, in classical attire. The Bodhisattva is seated in lotus posture on a colorful lotus pedestal. His jewelry and aureole feature precious gold coated silk threads and in his four hands he holds a precious wishing jewel at the heart as well as a lotus flower and a Mala.
Below is an worshipper figure with a high chignon, seated on a prayer rug. The backdrop is highlighted by stylized fog, clouds and flowers.
Shape: Rectangular vertical shape
Dimensions: 82 x 147 cm
Condition: Excellent condition with only very few loose threads and minor soiling.
Provenance: British collection
Auction result comparison: Koller International Auctions, ASIATICA, 27 MARCH 2010, Zurich, lot 140 (for a comparable Kesi thangka depicting a white Tara).