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This is the first time ever that the Indian Tibet, region of the Western Himalayas, is presented in an exhibition at the Lindenmuseum of Stuttgart.
The Museum of Ethnology of the city presents one of the most spectacular mountain regions of the world, where over seven thousand meters peaks are separated by woods, in a small universe which has preserved and maintained its own special cultural characteristics. This is despite the fact that the region is always at the center of important trade routes between east and west and sees the presence of different cultures, lifestyles, philosophers and religions.
The western regions of Tibet and the Himalayas are the heart of Buddhism and Hinduism, with sacred sites and monasteries where life goes on in the shade of thought. A cultural heritage entirely displayed at this beautiful exhibition in Stuttgart, titled ” Indian Tibet – Tibetan India.” The exhibition focuses on research trips made by various archaeologists who have studied the region, its people and cultures throughout the twentieth century. This is a unique opportunity to discover a world that due to the restrictions imposed by policies is not easily accessible to foreigners.
The exhibition takes visitors on the trail of the explorers who have traveled these places, to discover the natural wonders of the regions of Kinnaur, Spiti, Rupshu and Ladakh / Zanskar, yet offers the opportunity to take an ‘interior’ trip in the spirituality pervading the places and people who live in the shadow of the world’s most impressive mountain ranges.
The exhibition, open until May 1st, 2011, displays all the craft items produced and used by local people, textiles, jewelry, sculptures, ritual instruments, paintings, masks and lots of photographs both historic and more current in addition to multimedia installations to allow visitors to ‘virtually’ immerse themselves in the wonderful world of Indian Tibet.
Photo by Ajith (അജിത്ത്)
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