Tib：Chenrezig Year：2007 Size：22×29cm Support：chalk on cotton Materials：natural mineral pigments, natural dye, earth pigments and gold.
A small size Thangka of four armed Avalokiteśvara.
Avalokiteśvara who is very well known in Tibet with his six-syllabled mantra
"Om mani padme hum" is the embodiment of the compassion of all
the Buddhas who chooses to remain in samsara for the benefit of all beings
even though he has already attained the buddhahood.
Avalokiteśvara has a special relation with the people of Tibet. His manifestations
appear very often in Tibetan folklore or stories of their history. Avalokiteśvara
is regarded as the guardian deity of Tibet and according to the legend,
the ancestor of Tibetan people are a monkey , an incarnation of Avalokiteśvara
and a rock ogress an incarnation of Tara,