MōDALA Thangka

Focusing on the natural beauty of raw hemp fibre, MōDALA Thangka echoes the Nepalese enlightenment art Thangka, inspired by its multi-layered connotations of meditation and wisdom.

Proportions, established through centuries of iconography, are integral to Thangka’s depiction of Buddhist deities. Often referred to as‘the road map to enlightenment’Thangka artworks are messages with many moving parts; they are physical depictions of the religious stories of deity’s lives and their lessons.

The lines within MōDALA Thangka are a reference to the grid practice used within the artform. They look to create an intriguing contrast on a backdrop of organic, fluid elements that depict the rough brush strokes often found at the edges of Thangka art. They are the mindless flickers of a detailed and considered process.

  • Designer: Mylene Spencer
  • Dimensions: 2.4m x 1.5m
  • Knot count: 100 knots 
  • Made from renewable Nepalese hemp
  • Handcrafted in Kathmandu
  • Undyed to reflect the natural colour of hemp fibres

About the collection

The Mōdala Collection is made up of rugs with modular pieces that can be moved around into different combinations to suit multiple spaces. Each piece is a standalone statement that can be used on its own or combined with other modules - fastened together with Nepalese brass clasps. Each piece sold separately.