Monks in Debate


Through the lens, we often can see the snowy plateau. Have you ever wondered, how do kids living on the plateau view their lives themselves? We integrated the paintings of kindergarten children into the traditional Tibetan rug design. Only the most experienced weavers can achieve perfectly the vivid images of a child’s imagination. Master craftsmen can replicate the lively hand painting style, making these pocket sketches of life colourful and authentic.

From villages to pastures, from forests to temples, every rug from our “Tibet Through a Child’s Eye” collection is a miniature panorama composed of unique episodes in highland life. The quality and level of detail will surprise you. This one of a kind collection consists of 10 designs. Each of which is woven using finest wool sourced from sheep living in Tibetan plateaus above 4,000 metres of altitude. 

  • 100% Wool
  • Size: 152x167cm
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Handwoven in Lhasa, Tibet
  • Lead time: 12 weeks (we will be in touch all the way)
  • Free shipping worldwide
  • You may have to pay customs duties and taxes if buying from outside of the UK

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The Sera Monastery is one of the three must-see cultural attractions in Lhasa. Many such monasteries host debates amongst religious teachers, also known as lamas. In Sera Monastery, the scale of the debate, its quality, and the level of thoughtfulness are extraordinary.

At 3 o’clock, monks wearing red robes start to enter. After a short opening ceremony, lamas divide into one-to-one, one-to-many or many-to-one discussion groups. When the debate starts, the hosts stand while the debaters sit and take turns once the topic is proposed.

As the debate progresses, the spectacle gets increasingly interesting. Debaters use vigorous hand gestures, stare each other down intensely and loudly clap their hands to strengthen their arguments. For the audience, the fierce debate is an amazing performance to behold.

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152*152cm(5x5ft), 167*152cm