Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

Restoration and conservation of antique Thangkas

Paintwork Damages

In recent years changes in climate have brought increasing heavy downpours of rain and this has seeped through the flat clay roofs of old monasteries causing damage not only to the interior structure of monasteries but also artefacts inside..

The old mineral paints used are not water resistant and thus water damage has caused colour loss and defects to the thangkas. Rainwater seepage has caused damage on many old thankgas inside Tibetan monasteries

These pages show the restoration work of our experts on various scroll paintings in recent years.

You can thereby follow the individual development steps, some of which took many months.

Conservation of textile damages ...

1. Hevajra
Green Tara
2. Green Tara
Jataka Tales
3. Jataka Tales
4. Amitayus
Avalokiteshvara [1]
5. Avalokiteshvara [1]
White Tara
6. White Tara
Avalokiteshvara [2]
7. Avalokiteshvara [2]
8. Begste