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Milton Glaser | News | Explore the Lapchi Collection
Milton Glaser | News | Explore the Lapchi Collection | A small collection of handmade Tibetan rugs just closed at the Santa Monica Museum. They are made of silk and wool and heavily textured.

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April 17, 2012
Snakes in Charcoal

In these rugs, the Snake, “Naga,” a Tibetan symbol of transformation, violates the consistency and repetition of the horizontal bars to create disruption and disorder.

Dark Tantra

These designs were originally made as silkscreen prints. Snakes, “Naga,” disrupt the geometric basis for the design. They represent wisdom and mutability in Tibetan tradition.

Light Tantra

These designs were originally made as silkscreen prints. Snakes, “Naga,” disrupt the geometric basis for the design. They represent wisdom and mutability in Tibetan tradition.

Mandala Water

The Mandala, a traditional design to encourage meditation, was reconcieved in geometric terms to produce a contemporary version.

Mandala Fire

The Mandala, a traditional design to encourage meditation, was reconcieved in geometric terms to produce a contemporary version.

Mandala Earth

The Mandala, a traditional design to encourage meditation, was reconcieved in geometric terms to produce a contemporary version.

French Stripe Light

In every case, the relationship between the horizontal elements and diagonal elements is constant, but a change in color produces a significant shift in meaning.

Dark Landscape

This rug can be seen either as a formal abstraction or a view of trees and terrain reflected in a body of water.

Dutch Grid Light

These rugs employ geometric abstraction very much with in the tradition of modernist theory.

Art Nouveau Light

This rug began with a series of drawn shapes influenced by the histoy of Art Nouveau in Paris and Vienna. The changes of scale and overlapping, on the other hand, are uniquely contempoary.

Explore The Lapchi Collection

A small collection of handmade Tibetan rugs just closed at the Santa Monica Museum. They are made of silk and wool and heavily textured. The constraints of natural dyes and hand-weaving created a visual vocabulary that deviates from Glaser's familiar work. Futher information at Lapchi.com.

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