Thangkas and Mandalas is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk which usually illustrates a Buddhist deity. Devotional images are mainly the centrepiece during a ritual or ceremony.
As they are a religious painting, it is important that we preserve and keep safe them in a proper framing style. Grand colours such as gold, silver and champagne will give contrast to the pieces. As the works are handmade on cotton or silk, it is best to frame them with a silk or linen border that complements the look.
Conservation framing is the use of techniques and materials in the framing process to protect, minimize, or stop the degrading effects of the environmental influences, i.e. sunlight, heat, humidity, and gravity, that constantly attack your framed piece.
Acidic materials create big problems for works of arts, causing foxing and deterioration. Therefore, we use 100% cotton matboards that are acid free, pH-buffered, pH-neutral, chlorine free and contain no lignin for maximize protection of your artwork.
To work against the harm caused by UV rays, we carry a range of glazing options with UV protection that protects your artworks against fading of colors. Furthermore, these glazing are anti-reflective for better visibility on your artwork.
Below are the glazing options for your selection:
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