Woodblock for printing Tibetan text
- Himalayan region
- 18th–19th centuries
- Pigments on wood
- Catalog Number
- C2006.75.73 (HAR 68921)
- Rubin Museum of Art
Unfired clay remains the most commonly used material for sculpture in the Himalayas, from large statues to small tsatsas.
Stone and wood are used by artisans to create three-dimensional images in Himalayan cultural regions.
Paper was used widely as a media for copying Buddhist texts and image making.
Painting is the primary two-dimensional form for image making, but different media, such as woodblock prints and woven textiles, are also used to create similar compositions.