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In the Land of the Snowlion: Treasures from Tibet
Published by Hirmer Verlag
A catalogue that presents the rich Tibetan artistic heritage through the collection of Michael and Justyna Buddeberg: carpet manufacture, craftwork in metal and the manufacture of furniture. It explores various aspects of everyday Tibetan culture and includes masterpieces of Tibetan art in textile and metal work.
The catalogue presents for the first time the rich Tibetan artistic heritage through the collection of Michael and Justyna Buddeberg: carpet manufacture, craftwork in metal and the manufacture of furniture. Previously neglected aspects of everyday Tibetan culture are explored and make the catalogue an essential starting point for further research. The Buddeberg collection includes masterpieces of Tibetan art in textile and metal work and presents us with hitherto disregarded asp ects of the Tibetan approach to art. Carpets for sitting on or as a riding accessory played a central role in their traditional culture but have hitherto been neglected in research, as has metal craftwork, which focused on the ornamentation of end knobs on the poles supporting the cultic paintings. The lavishly illustrated catalogue closes this gap and presents together with contributions by acknowledged specialists an in-depth overview of the fields of carpet and textile art, metalwork and furniture production.
Michael Buddeberg is an art collector and vice chairman of the Preetorius Stiftung Munchen, a Munich-based trust that supports Asian art and cultural projects. Bruno Richtsfeld is director of the East and Central Asia Department of the Museum Five Continents, Munich.
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