Today I checked out some traditional Tibetan Buddhist Thangka art today, and boy, is it magnificent! Unfortunately I couldn't get up close & personal with the pieces, they were hung behind the counter of the local bank.
This is the pic from the local paper, and the article telling you all about it, too. Just click on the article to enlarge enough to read.
This is the first time I have ever come across this type of artwork being done as applique, they seem to be far mor common as paintings on cloth.