Tibetan Deity Painting Framed

Just completed a custom framing job for a friend wanting a fabric framing for a Tibetan deity painting called a thangka. Traditional Tibetan framing is done in a very elaborate style with up to three, four, five, six different types of silk brocade in one framing in addition to bunting and ribbons. Some westerners find that style a bit much.

For this project, my friend and I chose a gold/orange/red toned dupioni silk. I backed the fabric to stiffen it and applied it to the painted canvas adding a self-fabric piping. The fabric back is unbleached muslin with two rod pockets and an "intention" pocket.