Dream Catcher Sculpture, Gyantse | Photos of Tibet
Photo of a dream catcher sculpture in the streets of Gyantse, Tibet.
Dream catchers like this, sometimes called spirit catchers, are found all over the Himalaya but this one in the the old town of Gyantse is a beauty.
Dream catchers predate Buddhism and originate in the old animist Bon tradition. Along with the sticks, threads and bone shards is the skull of a goat at the front of the spirit catcher.
Gyantse is a charming town that is changing slowly compared to most other towns in Tibet which are now being developed into modern Chinese cities.
A guide to approx sizes
A4: paper size 29.7x21cm, image size 28x19cm
A3: paper size 42x29.7cm, image size 40x28cm
A2: paper size 59.4x42cm, image size 57.4x40cm
70x55cm paper size, image size 68x48cm.