Gold Hand-painted Thangka of Guru Padmasambhawa with Yeshe Tsogyal and Mandarava is in the button corners. A thangka is a classical and stylised form of Nepalese and Tibetan painting, consisting of a painted picture panel surrounded by a textile mantle that is supported by scroll sticks and overlain with a silk cover. This is a silk bordered Padmasambhawa Thangka. Padmasambhava, the 'lotus born' also known as 'Guru Rinpoche', was an 8th-century Buddhist master from India. He introduced Tantric Buddhism to Tibet and is also credited with establishing the first Buddhist monastery there. Padmasambhawa is revered throughout the Himalays as the second Buddha. Guru Padmasambhawa is accompanied by his two consort Yeshe Tsogyal and Mandarava.