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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Creating Buddhas: The Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas [a documentary film]
21 Mar 2009, US

Supplied note: "Hello. My name is Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost. I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a not-for-profit documentary filmmaker. I recently created and produced a new Tibetan film about the rare tradition of fabric thangkas titled: 'Creating Buddhas: The Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas' - igl."

"Fabric thangka is a silk embroidered and appliqued art form in Tibetan Buddhism and is also known as Applique Thangka, Brocade Thangka, and Silk Thangka. [...] Trained in Dharamsala, India for nine years, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo [aka Leslie Freilich. Her richly illustrated web site, 'Silk Thangka' is at - ed.] is one of the few female makers in world and one of the only fabric thangka makers in the west. This film also explores Leslie's life-changing journey of discovering fabric thangka, her apprenticeship in Dharmasala, India, the step-by-step by process of producing a fabric thangka, and the history and spiritual importance in Tibetan Buddhism. [...] 'Creating Buddhas' is a one hour not-for-profit film."

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