Land of the Dead?... – Tibetan Citipati

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween does not exist in Tibet but ghosts and skeletons abound in Tibetan folklore - from zombie-like ro-langs that prey on the living to skeletal pairs called citipati that protect against thieves and evil spirits. It's not at all about costumes and trick-or-treats in Tibet but artworks of the dead are bewitching in their own right...

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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER