Handmade art has been an indispensable part of the Tibe […]
Handmade art has been an indispensable part of the Tibetan people's life since ancient times. It is worn on the body, worn on the head, hanging around the waist, as well as labor tools, home furnishings, house decoration, etc., each of which is closely related to craftsmanship. Amy is the nature of the Tibetan people. In their minds, beauty is not only a spiritual need but also a symbol of matter. It is not difficult to find a beautifully decorated object in any part of the Tibetan area. On the contrary, it may be more difficult to find an unadorned object.
In recent years, driven by the enthusiasm of Tibet's ethnic customs, ethnic handicrafts with ethnic characteristics have also been loved by more and more people. When it comes to ethnic handicrafts in Tibet, people will naturally think of the golden domes of the temple complex, the birds and beasts, the gold, silver and copper utensils used in the lives of the people, the high-end chic "Songba" boots, the Jiangyin card mats, and the squats. The Tibetan knives, the jade articles of Renbu, the wooden bowls and bamboos of Geelong. The picture shows: Lahu Tibetan Knife is a hand-made Tibetan knife produced in Lashi County, Tibet, which is one of the better identified varieties.
Metal ornaments are very popular throughout Tibet history. The most common is the various kinds of bodyguards, "Wuwu". What we usually see is just its beautiful appearance. In fact, there are often Buddha statues or other objects in it. Most of them are carved with gold and silver and set with precious stones. The types of “嘎乌” are mainly distinguished by agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry, and the area of Shigatse is a farming area. The shape of “嘎乌” is mostly octagonal. During the festival, women wear the corresponding accessories on their chests.
Due to changes in living habits, people in the rural areas have rarely worn appliances, but the women's waistbands in Shigatse are unique. Women in Shigatse are used to the waist around the back waist. The front ends of the waist are tied with metal waist hooks, and the waist hooks are divided into brass, white copper and silver. Brass is mostly made of die-casting, and has a long history. The main patterns are Shibaotu, Peacock, Miaolian and so on. The practice of white copper and silver waist hooks is basically similar. They all use bas-reliefs. The patterns are complicated and cumbersome, and the content is rich. There are dragons, phoenixes, auspicious eight treasures, and four suirui and six longevity.
In Chinese culture, jewelry is generally used as an "embellishment" of the human body and clothing. In Tibetan culture, it is especially appropriate for women to use “squatting around”. there are also the scorpions, hairpins, bone rings, jade and various earrings on the head; the necklaces and brackets (the ancient metal creatures) worn on the chest, etc.; The pattern of the belt, the metal belt, the hanging fire, the waist bag, the milk hook, the Tibetan knife, the small bell and many other beautiful ornaments; the various types of ring bracelets worn on the hands; the colorful ribbons on the back, and each Gold and silver jewelry.
These jewellery pendants are hand-finished, and the selection and production of gold and silver jewellery is quite unique. Jewelry and pendants are decorated for the purpose. The Tibetan people value their artistic and cultural characteristics and are very good at transforming the animals, plants and ideal mascots in life into patterns for use in jewelry.