Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

Different kind of Thangka mounting

Central Tibetan Nepal 14th / 15th Century Nepal 16th Century Nepal 17th Century Eastern Tibetan & West Chinese Chinese

The fabric framing of a thangka incorporates a strong religious sybolism together with the image itself. Image and frame form an inseparable unit.

This frame has been changing over the centuries. There are also geographical differences. The standard is clearly set by the Tibetan form. The Western, Eastern, and Southern Tibetan and Nepalese styles differ from this.