This page gives further information regarding the framing, documentation, shipping and care of fine art reproductions of all original artworks featured in the Print Sales Gallery. By clicking on any of the blue links as you read, you can return to the particular artwork of your interest at any time. The banner headings throughout the website feature details from both contemporary & traditional artwork in my portfolio.
FRAMING and MOUNTING
Unframed: Prints will have generous borders all around for framing. Giclee on fine-weave 100% rag cotton canvas.
The basic frame for all of the traditional thangka paintings offered through the Print Sales Gallery, consist of an Italian made contemporary-design gilded wood outer frame, with matching inner gilded filet. The interior mat surrounding the image is a cloth-covered silk-satin wrapped mat, slightly raised with a gently sloped edge at the filet. All materials are of conservation quality using a reversible archival mounting technique, and UV protection glass with an option for museum conservation glass (If you choose museum glass, please indicate this in your order). A clear-sleeve pocket with documentation is attached to the dust cover for your records. The framed print is shipped insured with hanging hardware.
The framing studio contracted for these pieces, has been framing the Rigden and other related prints of my thangka paintings since 2005, with the first Primordial Rigden painting and according to the design and material standards that I discussed with The Sakyong originally. The shipping company has a high standard and excellent record for handling framed art. Their insurance coverage includes a company policy in addition to the freight companies’ insurance policies that they contract for both domestic and international transport.
The giclee fine art cloth prints are printed on fine weave 100% rag cotton canvas with archival inks. This photo shows the Shiwa Okar thangka painting print, in the frame profile described above. Click here for more information on water gilding. The print is adhered to an archival 100% rag backing board using a reversible archival bond. These materials are all museum quality, being acid free. Click here for tips on Care of Giclee Prints.
The framed options are available for The Primordial Rigden with the Dharmaraja Dorje Dradul and Shiwa Okar, The Primordial Rigden, Shiwa Okar, Imperial Rigden (same as image to the left with a light-toned blue cloth mat liner), Kurukulla, Dorje Yudrilma, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye and Dorje Phurba (image to the right with a black cloth mat liner). These thangka painting prints can also be framed in the traditional brocades.
Drawings and sketches are quite challenging to reproduce, due to the refinement and delicacy of pencil and graphite media. These print reproductions are able to capture subtle textures and tonal variations.
Unframed: Prints will have generous borders all around for framing. Giclee on 100% rag print paper.
Framed Option: The photograph here, of the Primordial Rigden Drawing print shows a pewter finish wood frame with a bevel-edged 100% rag soft-white mat, and uv-protective glass This frame is offered as an option to any of the drawing reproductions.
Unframed: Prints will have generous borders all around for framing. Giclee on 100% rag cotton canvas.
Framed Option: Reproductions of paintings can be purchased framed; mounted on stretcher bars, gallery-wrap finish, exterior ebony-stained wood frame with hanging hardware.
The photo to the left shows Sky Dancer Earth with an ivory white beveled mat and ebony stained gilded-trim wood frame.
The photo to the right shows the gallery-wrap style on Mirror Reflection from the Stupa Portrait Series. An ebony-stained wood frame, with the gallery-wrap print floated inside, finishes the piece.
This frame profile is also used for the Open Fields Print Series.
The mudra tiles from the Turning the Wheel, Phase II Series, are made with a heat-transfer process allowing the inks to penetrate the ceramic surface and become part of the tile itself. Each tile is fixed on the back with both a centered d-ring for hanging on a wall, and clear soft pads at each corner for using flat on a table. Tiles come with an Artist Statement describing the hand gestures. Tiles can also be ordered without mounting hardware. For this option and for large orders, please use the contact form.
SHIPPING and HANDLING
Unframed fine art giclee prints will be shipped in sturdy tubes. Archival photo and 8x8” text-card prints will be mailed in flat cardboard envelopes. Shipping costs within the continental USA, for prints purchased directly through this site, are included in the purchase price of all unframed reproductions. Additional fees are applied for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and all international destinations.
Framed reproductions will have additional shipping fees applied. All framed works are packaged with utmost care, using generous padding and sturdy cardboard boxes. The additional cost will be sent to you. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of framed works. Moku Studios is not responsible for any damage that may occur during the shipping process.
SIGNATURE and COPYRIGHT
Signature is made to the back of all works. Some reproductions will show the first signing made to the original painting or drawing. All artworks and writings on this website are copyrighted, including reproductions. Please honor this common entitlement by giving appropriate acknowledgment and attribution to both visual and written works. Please write for permission before distributing any of the visual or literary works on this site.
ARTIST STATEMENT and DOCUMENTATION
Original artworks will be accompanied by an Artist Statement and Documentation of Original Artwork signed by the Artist. Print reproductions will include a Documentation of Print Edition.