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How To Frame a Thanka

How To Frame a Thanka

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Secondary Title: A Guide to Displaying Sacred Art, and Constructing Frames for Tibetan Poster-size Sacred Art.

Description: From "Preliminary Steps":

Making a Model: Before beginning to work on more expensive cloth, it is best to make a model in muslin or plain cotton cloth. The model will provide valuable experience in cutting and sewing, and can serve as a guide for future efforts. As a preliminary step, you might wish to cut a pattern from newspapers, and practice folding and assembling the pieces, gluing them in the same way you will be gluing or sewing the cloth. Proportions: Although thankas and prints vary in size, following this formula for proportions will give aesthetically pleasing results. Width of side panels: 1/3 the height of the picture. Height of top panel: 1/3 of the image length. Height of. . .

Editor: Prepared by the staff of Nyingma Centers Art Projects in cooperation with the editors of Dharma Publishing.

Illustrator: Ellen Rockwell & Eric Meller

Publisher: Dharma Publishing

Style: Paperback

Edition Print: 1989

ISBN: 0-89800-203-06

Pages: 18

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