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From the Land of the Snow Lion

From the Land of the Snow Lion

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From the Land of the Snow Lion: Tibetan Treasures from the 15th to 20th Century

Tibet is home to a rich artistic heritage, including some of the world’s most treasured works of material and textile art. Particularly well represented within the Tibetan tradition are carpets; metalwork, including poles, singing bowls and tingsha prayer chimes; and furniture, especially intricately painted trunks and cabinets. This book is an attractively presented authoritative overview.

Drawing on the significant works held in the private Buddeberg Collection. “From the Land of the Snow Lion” brings together breathtakingly beautiful examples of traditional Tibetan material and textile art from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Many of the objects pictured play a central role in Tibetan culture, but their uses have remained relatively little known. Hand-woven or hand-knotted sheep’s wool rugs, for example, were often crafted for seating or riding, while highly ornamented poles were sometimes designed to support paintings. This lavish, large-format book fills this gap in the knowledge about Tibetan art and culture.


Additional Information:

  • Authors: Michael Buddeberg, Bruno Richtsfeld
  • Published April 2017
  • 360 pages, 450 full-color illustrations, hardcover
  • 12 ½ X 9 inches
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