Category Archives: Tankas

Christmas Sales

Hi Everybody,

Christmas is coming soon and I’m having a series of Open Houses which I hope you can attend.  I have many more items than appear on my website such as jewelry, scarves, place mats, toys, and more wooden objects. Many of the objects are less expensive than the ones which appear on my website.  For example, I have two 10 inch hand carved wooden Santas from Bali for $5 and $7.  The Open Houses are as follows:

Sun., Dec. 9              13:00 – 17:00 hrs.

Thurs., Dec. 13       17:00 – 21:00 hrs.

Sat., Dec. 15             13:00 – 17:00 hrs.

Sun., Dec.16             13:00 – 17:00 hrs.

Address: 4710 Queen Mary Rd., Apt. 9 ,[near the Snowdon Metro]

Telephone: 514-739-5744

If these times don’t suit you, You can telephone me or e-mail me and make a separate appointment. I’m open until Dec. 24.  My store is in my apartment, so if you come, be prepared for a surprise!

I hope to see you before Christmas!

Tibetan Tankas

Last year, I visited two monasteries near Xining which are very famous for their tanka paintings.

A tanka is a painting of Buddha, a Buddhist deity or a linage guru. A traditional tanka is framed with rich brocade borders and the painting itself has many Buddhist symbols. They have been used for hundreds of years in temples and homes for meditation. Below are some pictures of tankas hanging in a Tibetan temple.


There are two types of deity paintings; benevolent and wrathful. The wrathful deities are protectors of mankind and destroy evil.


The female deities or goddesses are called Taras. Here is a statue of some Taras outside a Tibetan monastery near Xining.


I bought an authentic tanka painting in a Tibetan temple ( #180). Below is a picture of the monk who sold me the painting.


Also, I purchased some tanka reproductions framed in the traditional brocade near a 1,500 year old Buddhist cave. These tankas are much less expensive ( # 181, 182, 183). Below is a picture of the Buddhist cave.


Here is a picture of a woman and her baby in a nearby town.


Christmas is coming soon. If you’re not sure of what to buy for your family and friends, perhaps you can direct them to my website and see if there is something that appeals to them.

If you are in Montreal, you can avoid shipping costs all together by picking the items up yourself. Also, if you buy more then one item, the shipping costs will be less.

My website contains special Christmas gifts; an angel (#593) -3 available, a lamb which can be used in a creche scene (#594), a Santa Claus mirror (#592), and two reindeer (#596,597).

I have many more items for sale than are shown on the website and I’ll be having open houses on December 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th from 1:00-5:00 PM in Montreal. Also, you can make a special appointment with me. Please contact me for more details.

I hope to hear from you soon.