Traditional Silk Brocade Framing
FRAMING YOUR THANGKA WITH SILK BROCADE
Silk brocading is a process of framing a Thangka in traditional Tibetan style. The frame is made of beautiful silk fabric having rich colors and patterns. Brocade can be added to any Thangka painting upon request. The diagram to the right shows the different components of a typical brocade frame.
The silk fabric protects the edges of the Thangka, and also makes it easier to hang. A thin silk cover protects the painting when rolled, and may be gathered up to display the painting when hung on the wall. It is generally thought that silk brocade renders a Thangka more attractive and more religious.
BROCADE EXPERTS FROM NEPAL
Framing the Thangka is a laborious process and it requires great skill to end up with a straight-hanging piece of art. Further, a Thangka may be easily damaged during the brocading process and the silk fabric is expensive. Thus, all of our brocading work is performed by a specialized tailor with many years of brocading experience. We guarantee that your frame will look stunning and the work is usually completed within one to two business days (very large Thangkas may take a bit longer).