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Himalayan Treasures - Adornments from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh
& Arunachal Pradesh features the private jewellery collection of
Manfred Giehmann. Collected over 25 years during his numerous
discovery journeys in the different parts of the vast Himalayan
territory, the collection illustrates the region’s people heritage and
culture. It offers the reader a comprehensive view of the jewellery and
ornamental traditions from the many tribal groups living in this part of
More than 500 pieces of jewellery and adornments are displayed.
The amazing varieties of material, from gold, silver, brass, ivory,
semi-precious stones, shells, horn, and leather... demonstrates the
unlimited skills of the Himalayan jewellery craftsmen. This book has
been written in recognition of their talents.
In addition, an authoritative introduction by prominent French
scholar Françoise Pommaret, gives the reader a glance into the
lifestyles and social systems of the indigenous people of the Himalaya.
Dr. Pommaret is a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D). She is a
Tibetologist, an eminent Bhutanese specialist, a Director of
Research at the CNRS ( National Centre for Scientific Research,
France), and an associate Professor at the College of Language
and Culture (CLCS), Royal University of Bhutan. She has Published
numerous scholarly articles and books on different aspects of the
Bhutanese culture. She has co-edited and co-authored: Bhutan:
Mountain Fortress of the Gods, Serindia, London, 1997; Lhasa
in the Seventeenth Century, the Capital of the Dalai-Lamas, Brill,
Leiden, 2003; Bhutan; Tradition and Change, Brill, Leiden, 2007. Her
wide audience books in English are Bhutan, a cultural guidebook,
Odyssey Guidebook, 1990 and Tibet, an enduring civilization, 2003.
She is the recipient of the French Légion d’Honneur, and of the Gold
Medal of the National Order of Merit of Bhutan.
|Autor:||Manfred Giehmann; Francoise Pommaret; Christian J. Creutz|