Jun 9, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Thangkas are Tibetan Buddhist paintings on cotton, silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat in the style of Chinese scroll paintings, with a further silk cover on the front. Thangkas are used in monasteries for worshiping as deity. Due to their organic nature these paintings are prone to damage from environmental conditions and natural ageing. Thangkas can be damaged due to improper storage, wrong transportation and handling. They have a long historical tradition and need to be preserved for future generations. This webinar is an effort to understand these problems and how Thangkas can be preserved for longer duration without hampering their present use.