The China Society of Southern California

Fostering friendship, understanding and appreciation

between China and America since 1935

 

Upcoming Program

Textiles, Costumes and Carpets of the Eastern 

Grasslands of Tibet 


Just as at American county fairs and rodeos, the Tibetans love to come together for colorful annual festivals and wild competitions of horsemanship.  Tibetan Buddhist culture, which exists in large regional as well as in smaller local monasteries throughout the grasslands, and which is often mixed with the local animistic shamanic practices, also presents opportunities for seasonal celebrations.  In 2006, Cheri Hunter traversed the grasslands in a group with 4-wheel drive vehicles, photographing these festivals and rituals, several of which have since disappeared.  


Although she is not an expert in this area, she will present a photo talk which will emphasize both the local and imported textiles and rugs in use throughout the grasslands, as well as the shaman festivals and horse fairs, where the participants, including the horses, are dressed in their best.


Cheri is a founding member of Textile Museum Associates of Southern California, Program Chairman since 1999 (and Programs Co-Chair from 1992-98,) a two-time past President and current 2018-19 President. She is a graduate of UCLA in Art and Cinema, and was a career film editor in Hollywood for nearly thirty years. 


When: Monday, December 3, 2018 

Where: Golden Dragon Restaurant, 960 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Check-in and social @ 6:00, Dinner @ 6:30, Program 7:30 - 9:00

Pay at the door, cash or check, $25 payable to China Society

RSVP: info@chinasocietyofsocal.org or call Yvonne, 310-454-3621

Parking: Limited complimentary parking in the back of the restaurant. If the lot is full, go half a block down Broadway to Bernard Street. There is a pay parking garage by the traffic light, $5 flat rate.