A Thangka painting exhibition opened Wednesday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Thangka paintings are traditional Buddhist artworks painted on cotton or silk.
Typically depicting Buddhist deities, the paintings could date back to the 10th century.
At this exhibition, some heavy-colored paintings on cotton about modern-day Tibetan life are also on display.
Thangka was listed as a national cultural heritage of China in 2006.
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