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Tibetan woodcarving an ancient tradition . | by reurinkjan
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Tibetan woodcarving an ancient tradition .

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Tibetan woodcarving date back to the seventh century, what you see in this picture is present day.


The entrance of Nyingmapa Yazer Gonpa, is an active hermitage affiliated to Dzogchen monastery, known as Yazer Gon. A Nyingma school. Here you find the best woodcarving on a Tibetan monastery in Tibet (still under construction at present day). The pillars are some one meter across. Its worth a visit. Just a one hour walk or a little more from Manigango on the other site of the river Tro chu (Cho chu) uphill.


There are three kinds of wood carvings: decorative carvings on buildings, scripture-edition carvings and mould carvings. Various exquisite woodcarvings decorate Tibetan beams, pillars and temple niches. Woodcarvings also appear on beams, pillars and windows in many homes.

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Taken on September 3, 2010