Qinghai, located in the North Tibet plateau, boasts many high mountains and interlocking rivers. As one of the places where northwest minorities originated, it is home to many nationalities, including Han, Mongols, Hui, Tu, and Salar. As the Tibetan Buddhism spread and developed in Qinghai, profound religious culture had formed. The local people who believe in Tibetan Buddhism, as other minorities did, had profound cultural accretion in daily life and production and created diverse and distinctive ethnic culture, both of which constitute the ethnic and regional elements of Tibetan Buddhist art. Many art treasures bearings local features were created, with wonderful workmanship and unique skills, from different types of material and of various sizes. Classic book carvings, gold-copper statues, colored paintings, thangkas, religious music, dance, and instruments all represent local people’s love for life and their pursuit for truth, goodness and beauty and demonstrate their vitality, creativity, and cohesiveness. The Tibetan Buddhist art is a wonderful flower of Chinese culture and the important component of excellent Chinese Buddhist cultural heritage.
This exhibition selects 150 art treasures of Tibetan Buddhism from Qinghai provincial museum and the five parts—book carvings, statues, brocade and embroidery, colored Buddhist paintings, and religious music, dance and instruments—demonstrate the unique charm of Tibetan Buddhist art of Qinghai.
Graded Objects: 120 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 09 Jun 2016--31 Dec 2017