This thangka features Avalokiteshvara Buddha. Avalokiteshvara is a very complicated Buddha to paint in a thangka, because of her 1,000 arms. This thangka is 31 inches long and 22 inches wide including the brocade, and the painting itself is 15 inches long and 10 inches wide. Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of compassion. She has various forms, including the four-armed Chenrezig. A loose translation of the name Avalokitsvara is 'the Buddha who looks down on the world'. Avalokitsvara has 1,000 arms so she is able to help all sentient beings. This thangka was hand-painted in Nepal by a master thangka painter.