Tibetan Art
March 29, 2003 10:59 AM   Subscribe

The Himalayan Art Project. An online collection of Himalayan visual arts and heritage, '...containing over 8,000 records, 10,000 images and 700 thematic sets'. The exhibits page is good: here's a collection of photographs of Tibet as it was in the 1950's, and here's an essay on the history of 'visual Dharma'.
Some related links :- Mongolian stories and anecdotes about politics, religion, sport and horses (Mongolians belong to the same religion as Tibetans); a privileged witness to a sky burial (via the Tibetan Studies Virtual Library); the Tibetan game of rebirth.
posted by plep (3 comments total)
The escape of the Karmapa.
posted by plep at 11:30 AM on March 29, 2003

Fantastic links, plep, thanks. I really like these. And I've thinking about getting the book you once linked on your blog, Whispered Prayers.

Here's a sad and tragically comic story of the fate of Tibetan culture under Chinese rule: China Finds Its Shangri-La In Tourism.

And here's a previous post about Tenzin Palmo and the togdenma.
posted by homunculus at 1:34 PM on March 29, 2003

Thanks, homunculus.
posted by plep at 2:12 PM on March 29, 2003

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