Kumari Thangkas

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    Thang-ka can be literally translated as "painted"-"scroll" - they are for the most part painted on cotton canvas, few on silk. The techniques used for painting thangkas have remained unchanged for centuries...
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    Paubas is the name given to Newari thangkas. Specifique to the peoples of the Kathmandu Valley known as Newars, these paintings are usually distinguished by the style in which they are painted...
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    The Kumari Thangkas collection is displayed at various locations, this summer we will be displaying a small part of our collection for the Festival of Himalayan Art in southern France.
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