This a very large and a very rare example of a tangka painted in style from Western Tibet. The central White Buddha displaying the “no fear” mudra is cloaked in a patchwork monk’s robe often depicted in early western Tibetan paintings. He is flanked on either side by two bodhisatva attendants and two apsaras above on either side of blowing horns. Surrounding and framing the central image is a myriad Buddha motif. The palette is similar to the grotto murals at the Pyang caves recently discovered in West Tibet.