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On the Mountain

The Tibetan Plateau is widely known to the outside world as a place of mountains. The natural beauty of the Himalayas often overshadows the everyday culture of Tibetan nomads whose homes are in the mountains.

This section of the exhibition highlights the traditions for making boots, gathering wood and dung, herding animals, singing, carving mani stones, and racing horses. These aspects of daily life in the mountains reflect a reality that is often unknown to the outside world.

  • Herding
  • Gathering Wood & Dung
  • Boots
  • Singing
  • Mani Stone Carving
  • Horse-Racing Festivals
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