Author(s): Hartley & Marks (COR)
Artistic, religious and cultural traditions unite in the handwoven fabrics of our Sacred Tibetan Textiles. An expression of faith and spirituality, these brocade fabrics are both beautiful and highly symbolic, and the care that goes into each individual stitch is a visual example of the weaver's adherence to a sacred ritual. With our Sacred Tibetan Textiles series, we pay tribute to the rich heritage of Indian hand weaving and to the craftspeople who continue this devotional practice today. In these designs, created for Buddhist monasteries and the Dalai Lama, the weavers have portrayed the path to enlightenment, both in the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism represented by the pattern and in the brightness of the colours chosen.