Tibetan Art and Crafts

During your tour in Tibet. You will encounter with lots of Tibetan Art and Crafts during your Tibet travel. Here are our attempt to help you understand the real meaning behind all the artwork in Tibet.

Buddhism plays a Dominate role in every aspect of our daily life in Tibet. Throughout the Tibetan History, we gave higher importance to spiritual matters than compare with the materialistic development. Tibetan art and crafts can reflect this fact. All our Arts and crafts are either originate or focus of religious values. Many of those signs and symbols are often used for decorating the interior of the house or furniture.

We often consider thousand of volumes of literary works, the numbers of profoundly realize mystics and scholars as the greatest accomplishment of our culture. All the visual art and crafts are explicitly dedicating to help raise the level of realization for the Spiritual practitioners.

The primary purpose of spiritual practice in Buddhist is to attain enlightenment that frees us from the cyclic existence of Saṃsāra. The goal of Buddhist work of art is to aid the practitioners as a source of inspiration and as the object of Meditation.

In Tibetan religious art, The images deities and other iconic figures are generally the Images that have appeared in the vision of great masters while mediating. The artist has followed the guideline from the scripture. And an ordinary artist cannot modify it. To make changes to the instructions of the art out artist must follow the new directions from the vision of the realized contemporary masters and with their permission.

We can observe the Tibetan religious artwork on several levels. On the general appearance, it is beautiful artwork and could convey some spiritual qualities to those who see it. One the more in-depth level, it is an aid for the spiritual practice. The object became the inspiration for the meditator. Many travelers think we Tibetans are worshiping the idols, but in the real sense, we are only taking it as the inspiration after seeing the images of enlightened masters.

Following as different kinds of Tibetan art and crafts, you may want to familiarize before traveling to Tibet.

Here we would like to discuss the few aspects of Tibetan Art and Carfts;

thangka painting

Thangka Painting

Thangka paintings are traditionally not valued for their artistic beauty, but the primary use of the Thangka is to aid in meditational practices. Practitioners use thangkas to generate a clear visualization of a specific deity….

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Thangka appliqué

Thangka Appliqué

Thangka Appliqué is a technique of making thangkas with precious silk without the use of paint. Thangka Appliqué is a sacred art in Tibet as Thangka painting. Artist follows the iconography of deities as mention in….

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Tibetan art of statue making

Tibetan art of Statue Making

Tibetan art of Statue making in one of the skills brought into Tibet during the construction of those Temples. Nowadays we use two materials to make a statue: clay and metal. Just like other sacred arts, statues….

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Tibetan Wood Carving

Tibetan Wood Carving

Tibetan Wood Carving tradition dates back to the seventh century. It was during the seventh century when our king Songtsen Gampo married the Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal and Princess Wencheng of Tang Empire….

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Tibetan Wood Painting

Tibetan Wood Painting

Tibetan wood painting is another essential local art form. We do painting both sacred artworks like Thangka Painting and Decorative painting like Ornament furniture and wall of the House…..

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Tibetan Tailoring

Tibetan tailoring

Tibetan tailoring. Tailoring in Tibet is a very unique skill. Traditionally all the clothes in Tibet are made by hand. In Lhasa during the old times, All the high lamas and high noble family has their own personal tailor….

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Tibetan Weaving

Tibetan Weaving 

Tibetan Weaving history is a long and prosperous one. We have developed our unique method of weaving. The historian can trace Tibetan weaving to the 7th Century. What is so interesting….

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