Thangka is a handmade art form and all other parts are done manually in making of applique Thangka. Most of the materials used for applique are procured from nature. Silk fabric and thread is brought from Varanasi (India), horse tail hair is bought from Mongolia. Below is the list of other tools and raw materials used:
Its Used as base cloth and to make different cut piece of the design.
Its Used to wrap around the horse tail hair and also to stitch the parts on the cloth.
Horse Tail Hair:
Placed on the outline made on fabric and stitched.
It is used to stitch the cut pieces on the base fabric.
To stick the fabric on the base cloth.
Electric iron box helps to fasten the cut piece on the base fabric.
To trace design on the fabric.
To form the design on the fabric.
Its used to cut the fabric according to the design.