Thangkas are beautifully hand painted with precious gold leaf and ground pigments for a luminous quality. Each thangka is framed in a fine brocade cloth. When a thangka painting is displayed, the protective curtain may be tucked in at top, making a cornice with ruffles. By using the support of these sacred images in your meditation practice, you are able to purify karma, generate great spiritual merit and receive blessings. It is important to ask a qualified dharma teacher and read recommended commentaries about proper motivation and methods for one’s meditation practice.