Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Style: Bon Art in Amdo

Bon Art in Amdo | Bon Religion Main Page

Paintings that depict iconographic subjects and topics of the Bon religion generally follow regional art styles. Four main regions can easily be distinguished by painting style. They are West Tibet, Central Tibet, Amdo and Kham. The characteristics and image examples below highlight the typical Bon paintings of the Amdo area of North East Tibet.

- Aba Painting Style
- Light colours
- Open background
- Landscape background
- Orange & yellow border around the composition
- Confusions
- Others...

Jeff Watt 1-2018

(The examples below are only a selection of images).