A Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk, usually depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha, bodhisattvas or other deities, or mandalas. Also spelled tangka and tanka. Pronunciation here. Web resource here.
The Jinna Buddha Ratnasambhava. Kadampa Monastery, Central Tibet. Mineral pigments on cotton cloth. Ca. 1150-1225. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.