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Tibetan Rugs
Tibetan Rugs
Tibetan Rugs
Tibetan Rugs

Tibetan Rugs

The Rudi Molacek Collection

By (author) Rudi Molacek
By (author) Thomas Wild
By (author) Thomas Cole
By (author) Felix Elwert


Publishing 11th Dec 2023
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    • Featuring many previously unseen pieces
    • Sheds new light on life on the Tibetan Plateau 
    • Two hardbacks, slipcased
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    Artist and photographer Rudi Molacek has assembled, with an artist’s eye, an idiosyncratic collection of more than 300 Tibetan carpets, rugs, mats, seat-, bench- and saddle-covers. Between the 15th and the 20th centuries they were woven for both sacred and secular purposes by Tibetan nomads and villagers, and in the shadow of monastic centres across the Tibetan Plateau. The first volume presents Tibetan rugs intended for sitting, sleeping, meditation and horse riding, as well as those made to furnish the region’s prestigious temples and monasteries — an expression of the relative wealth and status of their owners. The second volume focuses on a group of so-called ‘Wangden’ rural rugs, characterised by a unique weaving technique, some of which have been the subject of an illuminating exercise in radiocarbon dating to establish the antiquity of the tradition.

    About the Author

    Artist and photographer Rudi Molacek has collected Tibetan carpets for many years. For this book, he is joined by a team of experts on weaving and Tibetan culture. 

    Hali Publications
    Publish date
    11th Dec 2023
    280 mm x 200 mm
    240 Pages
    300 color, 30 b&w
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