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Of Wool and Loom: The Tradition of Tibetan Rugs


Of Wool and Loom: The Tradition of Tibetan Rugs

by Chodrak, Trinley & Kesang Tashi

Format:??Paperback,?156 pages
Published:??2000,?Thailand,?1st Edition

About This Book

This is the first overview of the Tibetan rugmaking tradition to be written in English by native Tibetan authorities on the subject. Introductory material presents a brief history of Tibetan carpet and textile weaving from its earliest origins to the present, including "planted-pile" textiles, drumtse knotted-pile carpets of the Wangden Valley, and warp-backed rugs of the Lhuntse region. It next traces the emergence of Tibet as a commercial centre of carpet weaving, and reveals an insider's account of the arduous process required to learn the craft, from apprentice to master weaver. A final section gives an account of wide range of functions for which Tibetan rugs are employed -- by nomads, by the aristocracy, and by ordinary people, including special ecclesiastical and equestrian uses. 150 colour plates

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  • Model: ISBN9748304159
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.

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