There are several factors that must be considered to estimate the value of a thangka painting.
The dimensions and the design of the artwork, the combination of colors, the amount and the quality of the gold used for the decorations are all very important elements. However the experience and the skill of the artist is fundamental.
Our young and talented student artists have been practicing from a minimum of 6 months to three years. Intermediate level the artists have been practicing between 3 and 8 years.
The artist is considered master after 8 years of constant practice and dedication.
According to this classification our art school is glad to offer different level of quality artworks based on the following denominations:
Student quality: The thangka is painted by one of our talented student under the supervision of a master artist. No real gold is used for the decorations.
Intermediate quality: One of our experienced artists paints the thangka and 18 carat gold is used for the decorations.
Intermediate-Gold quality: Same as intermediate quality but 24 carat gold is used for the decorations.
Master quality: The thangka painting is realized by a Master artist. These artworks are characterized by fine and precise details and 24 Carat gold is used for the decorations.