Tibet Foundation

Tibetan Furniture: Talk by Chris Buckley

Dec 8, 2005 at 6:30 PM

This event finished on Dec 8, 2005.

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This is a unique time in the history of Tibetan furnitur

This is a unique time in the history of Tibetan furniture. Tibetans value their painted furniture highly, but their reverence of antiquities for their own sake is not particularly strong. Hence antique Tibetan furniture is more highly valued outside Tibet that it is within, and it is becoming increasingly popular among Western collectors. As a result the furniture can be found all over the world recording a rich history of cultural and trading exchange. Tibetan artists rarely copied designs precisely, rather they adapted and modified motifs to suit their own ends and to reflect their Tantric Buddhist outlook. Tibetan furniture cannot be mistaken or confused with work from other cultures. To launch his new book, the first comprehensive look at Tibetan furniture, Chris Buckley will lead us through some of these intricate designs. Chris Buckley was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and at Wolfson College, Oxford. He now lives in Beijing where he is well-known as a speaker on antiques and collecting, and especially on the relatively new study of Tibetan furniture. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Lecture and Reception £7, Asia House Members and Concessions £4 Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP Members:- £4.00. Non-members:- £7.00

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Venue:

Name :
Tibet Foundation Office (Old!)
Address:
2. St. James's Market, London, SW1Y 4SB, United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
info@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org

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Name :
Tibet Foundation
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
info@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org