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In the Tent

The tents where Tibetan nomads live are extremely significant places for Making on the Tibetan Plateau. This section of the exhibition highlights the traditions for making tents from yak hair; making clothing from animal skins and fabrics; food from plants and animals; games to pass the time inside the tent; and the tent’s interior spaces according to gender roles and the division of labor.

These vital aspects of daily life reflect not only the appreciation and respect that Tibetan nomads show for their land, their animals, and their culture, but also the significance of family ties, community relations, and cultural continuity on the Tibetan Plateau.

  • Tent Making and Interior Arrangements
  • Clothing
  • Foodways
  • Games for Adults and Children
  • Gender Roles and Division of Labor
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