By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2017-01-11
Dukar is a great Thangka master in China. [Photo provided by Tibet Commodity Trading Center]
On Dec. 30, 2016, the collotype Thangka King of Wealth was listed on the market on the collection platform of Tibet Commodity Trading Center. It is limitedly released in the way of auction and sale. Besides, it is authorized by Dukar, who is a great Thangka master in China. Every piece of Thangka is signed by Dukar. With advanced collotype technique, Thangka is restored on oilcloth, effectively reducing the threshold of Thangka investment and collection.
As part of China's intangible cultural heritages, Thangka is Tibetan nationality's unique treasure that integrates religious color and ethnic art. In addition, it involves the history, politics, culture, social life and many other fields of Tibetans. Therefore, Thangka is renowned as the living fossil of national art. Thangka is the most complicated meticulous painting in the world, having extremely high artistic value and collection value.
The collector group of Thangka art is expanding gradually and its price is also soaring greatly, especially after it was awarded as national level intangible cultural heritage in 2006. Howerer, due to high threshold of investment and collection as well as the lack of relevant platform, its value and collection potential have not been explored at the maximum level.
To implement the policy of "internet plus", the trading category of Thangka is listed on the collection platform of Tibet Commodity Trading Center, which provides a compound platform that combines Thangka trading, culture communication, sales and exhibition, investment, and collection. The public listing of collotype Thangka effectively expands Thangka investment and collection group in the way of innovation. In addition, by relying on the resources of the collection platform of Tibet Commodity Trading Center, it realizes the nationalization of Thangka product channel. What's more, social capital enters Thangka industry, which supports and promotes the development of intangible cultural heritages.
By carrying out a series of activities such as offline exhibition, culture communication, media publicity, cultural tourism and so on, the collection platform of Tibet Commodity Trading Center will spare no pains to popularize and propaganda intangible cultural heritages including Thangka art.