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Archaeological Evidence: Tibet

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Geography and climate make Tibet an ideal area for archaeological preservation. The remote plateaus and isolated valleys have seen little human intervention to disturb sites. The cold, dry climate and often high salt content in the soil can...

Tibetan Minorities

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Tang dynasty (618–907) Chinese records draw a distinction between Tibetans who settled in villages and those who practiced a nomadic way of life. The Old Tibetan Chronicle, probably compiled between 800 and 840, recounts how...

Historical Evidence: Tibet

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...There is evidence of human habitation in Tibet since Neolithic times. Despite geographical isolation, Tibetans had links with ancient Eastern and European cultures. Chinese records from the seventh to tenth centuries, while emphasizing...

Tibetan Jewelry

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...In Tibet before the Chinese invasion, jewelry, together with ornamented objects used in everyday life such as purses and chatelaines, formed the most visible statements of a person’s wealth and status. The nobility, consisting...

The Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha … and the Robe

Lynne Hume

Lynne Hume is Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Religious Life of Dress : Global Fashion and Faith

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The basic philosophy of BuddhismInterviewed by Lynne Hume at Chenrezig Buddhist community, Queensland, Australia in June 2012. is that one should lead a moral life, develop compassion, wisdom and understanding, and be mindful and aware...

Dress of the Exile: Tibetan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The most enduring symbol of Tibet’s struggle for freedom is its national flag—a mountain with two snow lions in the foreground and in the background the sun, surrounded by red and blue bands. With the words “Free Tibet” added...

Geographic and Cultural Introduction

John E. Vollmer

John E. Vollmer is an internationally renowned curator and scholar in the fields of Asian art, textiles and costumes, decorative arts and design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The region of continental and insular East Asia and Inner Asia is vast in terms of both time and space. The recorded history of the region is measured in millennia, rather than centuries. Dress is widely diverse, as are the people who...

Overview of Tibet

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Tibetans live in the highest populated region on Earth, at altitudes of four thousand to fifteen thousand feet (twelve hundred to forty-five hundred meters), isolated from their neighbors to the west, south, and east by even higher mountain...

Footwear

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Traditional footwear in Asia is diverse and reflects historical and cultural developments across this vast region. While most footwear has its origins in the particulars of daily life, such as the rigid-soled boots for northern horse riders...