Dream Weavers: Textile Art from the Tibetan Plateau

Dream-Weavers-Textile-Art-from-the-Tibetan-Plateau Dream Weavers: Textile Art from the Tibetan Plateau
Dream-Weavers-Textile-Art-from-the-Tibetan-Plateau Dream Weavers: Textile Art from the Tibetan Plateau
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Tibetan textile weaving is an age-old craft that has won many lovers and admirers all around the world. The rich history and culture of Tibet is reflected in the aesthetics of the rugs and has won over many admirers around the world. Giuseppe De Giosa and his wife, Shirin, had been collecting Caucasian carpets for many years, but it was on trip to Tibet in 1991 that their love affair with Tibetan rugs began. Their passion for the aesthetics, colours, texture and design of Tibetan weavings has seen the couple amassing more than 140 carpets in their personal collection.

In Dream Weavers: Textile Art from the Tibetan Plateau, leading textile authority Thomas Cole takes readers through the tribal tradition of the Tibetan weaving aesthetic. The tribal tradition, on which he speculated more than 10 years ago, is validated through the interesting synthesis of ideas and sources, and is discussed in a well-documented historical text that reads like an unfolding narrative. This perceptive text establishes a fascinating new light in which the Tibetan people and their traditions should be viewed.Accompanying the text are complete descriptions and technical analyses of 68 eye-dazzling rugs from the collection of Shirin and Giuseppe De Giosa. The weavings presented here not only reflect the inner warmth of a very soulful people, they represent a cross-section of the breadth of design as seen in the mind's eye of the Tibetan weavers.

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About the Author

Inspired to travel at an early age, Thomas Cole lived in Asia for 16 years between 1970 and 1990. He spent much of the 1970s in Afghanistan and India, immersing himself in the tribal art of the region. In 1984, he moved to Nepal where, fresh from Central Asia, he developed a profound interest in Tibetan weavings. He returned to the United States in 1990 and embarked on a long period of study on the early history of Tibet, with a focus on the pre-Buddhist period. Presently living in California, he is a contributing editor to Hali magazine and is actively engaged in the Oriental rug business, both as a dealer and website designer.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Times Editions; 1st Edition (October 1, 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 188 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9812329412
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9812329417
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.43 pounds

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