Lungta of love
Lungta or wind horse, is a pan- Himalayan cultural concept denoting good fortune and success. Like the concepts of life essence, the wealth essence, or charisma, lungta is an intangible inner trait that influences the wellbeing of a person. For this reason, the wind horse is typically depicted on prayer flags. The four dignities: the dragon, the garuda, the snow lion, and the tiger traditionally accompany the wind horse and represent different qualities of an enlightened mind.
The picture also displays the love and care between mother and child. Further, the picture also portrays the human-animal relation to basically show that peace and harmony is imperative for existence.
Title: Lungta of love
Medium: Natural Pigment
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH89
Born 1984, from Lhuentse
My name is Rinzin Dorji, but people know me as Dotshon Dorji (Dotshon meaning mineral colours). The art of painting murals and frescoes with pigments has been passed down from my great- grandfather’s generation. I studied at the School of Thirteen Traditional Arts for six years and worked closely with the master painters when I realised it was challenging to find natural colours and we had to depend on imports. Now I am reviving the tradition of using minerals found locally in the hope to preserve our culture. In 2021, I was awarded the “Seal of Excellence” for the quality of my thangka (scroll). I also received the Brand Bhutan 2022 award. Currently, I am in the process of creating 100% Bhutanese made thangkas with natural nettle fibre canvas. The murals in Bhutan show important features of the natural pigment because it lasts long and offers a unique colour.