ShangriLaTreasures' Shop Announcement

Welcome to the gallery shop of Asian Arts and handicrafts and Tibetan Buddhist Thanka Fine Art Prints. All the sculptures, masks, jewelry and original paintings in this shop were purchased over 30 years ago in their countries of origin. Items are curated by David Ross Komito, Ph.D., a professor of Asian philosophy and religion. You can learn more about David at

The thanka prints were painted by Kayla Komito. They originally were commissioned by Buddhists who wanted paintings created according to the strict traditional standards of line, color, and image. As is also traditional, the style is Kayla's own, as are her touches of whimsy ..... which you will see in the extremely detailed backgrounds. She has a particular fondness for quarrelsome crows, languorous deer, wily coyotes and spotted snakes. For many years she was a professional floral designer, so luscious flowers are also a distinctive feature of her paintings.

Thanka appreciations:

-- The Dalai Lama, at Kayla's last meeting with him to discuss her paintings: "You indeed have an artistic gift and talent, which is clearly evident from the beautiful thankas you have painted"

-- Gehlek Rinpoche: "There is nothing in your thankas which is not authentic."

-- Robert Thurman, upon receipt of one of his two commissions: "You have created a masterpiece. It is stunning. I salute you with all sincere gratitude."

Please enjoy some of these beautiful arts and handicrafts for yourself and if you are interested in outer luminosity as well, visit Kayla's other Etsy shops "LuminousLadyVintage" and "BeeBeautifulVintage".

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.