Thangka is a beautiful kind of painting art, more precisely, a religious painting. Thangka originated during the reign of Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo and it prospered during the 18th and 19th centuries. In Tibetan, the word Thang means to display and the word ka means silk. A Thangka is a painting drawn on cotton or silk appliqué with vivid ethnic features and intense religious colors. It usually represents and illustrates the history, politics, culture and social life of the Tibetan people.