In the Land of the Snowlion : Treasures from Tibet
A beautiful survey of Tibetan textiles and metalwork from fifteenth to the twentieth 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 beautiful exhibition catalogue for a show at Museum Fünf Kontinente brings together beautiful examples of traditional Tibetan material and textile art from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Many of the objects featured in the book 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, with 450 full-colour illustrations, as well as essays by the collectors, Michael and Justyna Buddeberg, and contributions from a distinguished group of international specialists in Tibetan art: Koos de Jong, Christiane Kalantari, Petra Maurer, Ulrike Montigel, H. H. Neumann, Lisa Niedermayr, Bruno Richtsfeld, Rupert Smith, Friedrich Spuhler, Elena Tsareva, Hans Weihreter, and Thoma Wild.
- Authors: Michael Buddeberg
- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Date published: January 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3777426266
- Product Dimensions: 31.5 cm x 21 cm