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Tonkgas

If you walk into the Ger of an Mongolian herder, straight up front of you in an honored place you will see drawings maybe on fabric or silk but for a herders' community of Buddhists of Mongolia, Tibet, Kalmyk or Buryat tribes, it is part of the daily spiritual life and prays for well-being of their children, prays for good grass for their animals, prays for newborn and for the elders who have gone to another world. They are a part of a history before the written word where the symbols lead you to a higher understanding.

Historically, these spiritual drawings were done by trained-monks in Monasteries painted with grounded precious stones and blessed by the Spiritual leader. The tongkas are used as a guide for people to pray, light candles and elevate themselves to a higher plane by the meanings of the symbols drawn. Under communism when religious artifacts were prohibited, these tongkas survived World War II, Stalin Repressions and the years of Khrushchev's industrialization.

Yamantaka, the Protector of Wisdom

19th. Century Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $1500
Size: 9in x 12in

Lkhamo Bodhisatva #2 – small size

 Authentic and Spiritually used tongkas from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia.jpg

Price: $2500
Size: 9in x 11.5in

Vadjrapane #2 – Master of Lightning & Rain

 Private Collection of  Early 20th. Century Tongkas from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $1500
Size: 11.5in x 15in

Vadjra-Dakeni, Protector of the Faith

Private Collection  of late  19th. Century Tongkas from Republic of Buryatia -the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $2000
Size: 10in x 12.5in

Tsonkhava Buddha with two Arhats

Private Collection of late 19 century tongkas from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $1500
Size: 11in x 15 in

Tsonkhava Buddha with Book of Knowledge & Sword

Late 19th Century Private Collection of tongkas from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $2000
Size: 17in x 24 in

Tsonkhava Buddha in Yellow Hat in Tree

Early 20th. Century – Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $2000
Size: 11in x 15.5 in

Lkhamo Bodhisattva

From late 19th. century — a private collection from Republic of Buryatia which is the Center of Buddhism for Russia

Price: $2000
Size: 10in x 15.5in.

Honored Teacher on Throne

Private Collection of early 20th. Century Tongkas from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $750
Size: 10.5in x 15in

Kubara, The Protector of Wealth-Mongolian name Namsaday

Private Collection of 19th. Century from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $1500
Size: 12in x 16.5in

Green Tara #3 Tongka

19th Century Private Collection of tongkas from Republic of Buryatia, Russia – Center of Buddhism

Price: $1500
Size: 11.5 in x10 in

Green Tara Tongka #2

Republic of Buryatia, Russia, Center for Buddhism  in Russia.  19th. Century Private Collection

Price: $1500
Size: 12 in x 10 in

Green Tara #1

Tongka from Republic of Buryatia, Russia- Russian Center of Buddhism -  Private Collection from the beginning of 19th. Century

Price: $2000
Size: 13.5 in x 10.5 in.

Gandkharva, the Protector of the East

 Private Collection of 19th. century Tongkas from Republic of Buryatia which is the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $2000
Size: 10in. x 13in

Dzambala the Protector of Precious Treasures

19th. Century Tongka from private collection from the Republic of Buryatia which is the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $1500
Size: 10in x 12in

Darma-Radja, The Protector of Faith & Magic

Private Collection of Authentic and spiritually-used tongkas from 19Century Republic of Buryatia which is the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $1500
Size: 10in x 14in

Buddha with 2 Arhats II

19th. Century tongka private collection from The Republic of Buryatia, Russia which is the Center for Buddhism in Russia.

Size: 17 in x 32 in

Dakeni, Great Protector

Private Collection of 19th. Century Tongkas from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Size: 9 in x 12.5in

Tsonkhava Buddha with Book of Knowledge & Sword

19 Century Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Size: 17in x 24 in

Verudkhana, the Protector of the South

From Private Collection of 19th. Century Tongkas from the Republic of Buryatia, Russia – the center for Buddhism in Russia

Size: 14.5in x 22in.

Buddha with Stupas-symbols of the Universe

Private Collection of 19th. Century Tongkas from the Republic of Buryatia which is The Center of Buddhism in Russia

Size: 15inx19.75 in

Buddha Shakimuni with 2 Arhats

A Private Collection of 19th. Century Tongkas from the Republic of Buryatia, Russia which is the  Center for Buddhism in Russia

Size: 13.5 in x10.5 in

Buddha Shakymuni on Stupa (in Center of Universe)

Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia-the Center of Buddhism in Russia  19th. Century

Size: 11in x 13.5in

Buddha Manla – The Healing Buddha

Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia 19th. Century

Size: 9 in x 11.5 in

Buddha Amitayus on Lotus Throne

19th. Century Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia- the Center of Buddhism for Russia

Size: 12 in x14.75in

Buddha Amitayus – III

Buddha of the Future with symbol of Endless Life   Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia   – 19th. Private Collection

Size: 10 in. x 14 in.

Buddha Amitayus-II

18th. Century. Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia, Russia – the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Size: 8 in x 12 in.

Buddha Amitayus

Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia, Russia – the Center of Buddhism in Russia – 19 Century

Size: 8in x 10in.

Bodhisatva Ushneshavejaya – The Victorius One

Private Collection of 19th. Century Tongkas from Republic of Buryatia, Russia -  the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Size: 11in x 16in

Bodhisatva Maytreya – The Future Buddha

Private Collection of 19th. Century Tongkas from Republic of Buryatia, Russia -the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Size: 10.5in x 13 in

Bodhisattva Manjuskzy

Represents  knowledge to wisdom – Private Collection of 19th. Century Tongkas from Republic of Buryatia, Russia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Size: 12in x 16in

Beg-Gze, Guardian of the Fight & Horses

Private Collection  of  19th. Century Tongkas from the Republic of Buryatia, Russia – Center of Buddhism in Russia

Size: 11.5in x 16in

Avalokhetisvara II

The Bodhisattva of Compassion – from a 19th. century private collection from the Republic of Buryatia, Russia – the Center of Buddhism in Russia.

Size: 16in x 27in

A Teacher Tsonkhava with Book of Knowledge & Vessal of Holy Water

20th Century Tongka from Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $750
Size: 10in x 12.5in

Avalokheteshavara – The Bodhisatva of Compassion

19th. Century Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia

Price: $750
Size: 11in x 15in

A Mandala Tongka

Private Collection from Republic of Buryatia the Center of Buddhism in Russia – 19th. Century

Price: $750
Size: 10in x 14 in