An important and finely detailed Tibetan of Wheel of Life tangka, known as Rid-pa khorlo. The tangka represents in visual form the basic teachings of the Buddha. Seen within the inner circle are the three mind-poisons: ignorance (rooster), greed (pig) and anger (snake) the principal causes of suffering and rebirth within the six worlds depicted within the larger circles. The outer circle shows how through desire man is caught in the endless cycle of rebirth. Mara, holding the wheel, stands within a mountains landscape below a blue sky with stylized clouds. The tangka is stitched into a traditional tri-color brocade mount of the same period. Framed.