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TIGER MANTLES & SUPREME TIBETAN OBJECT .35
RAQM, NEL SEGNO DEL RICAMO Dal XV al XIX secolo .1
PONGO .11
IL DIPINTO DANZANTE  .22
I DIPINTI DEI PEINTRES CARTONNIERS .5
IL DONO LAOTIANO .10
ALLON SHA – KOTOKO - RIGA .13
TESORI DEI MONTI ZAGROS .51
Steve McCurry e David Sorgato present ICONS 5.7  .15
INDIAN SOUL  .17
MIAO II° .30
SETE .1
THE HEART OF CENTRAL ASIA  .184
BOUCHEROUITE .31
Torba Show. .14
Malband .15
Lions .18
Ikat visions .24
BALUCH dalla collezione di David Sorgato .118
African Arts .74
Tacheh  .9
Suzani & Ikat .31
Miao .39

2962 - PAIR OF CUSHION 2961 - LARGE TIBETAN RUG 2960 - RARE TIGER CUSCION FACE 2959 - KHADEN 2958 - SHOU KHADEN 2957 - SADDLE RUG 2956 - TIGER KHADEN RUG 2954 - DRAGONS KHADEN 2953 - TIGER KHADEN 2952 - PAIR OF CHESSBOARD KHADEN 2951 - TIGER KHADEN 2949 - TWO TIGER PILARS 2948 - YELLOW AND RED KHADEN 2946 - LOTUS FLOWERS DESIGN KHADEN 2945 - PEONIAN KHADEN



In galleria espongo spesso collezioni da me raccolte nel tempo. Alcune di loro imponenti altre minori, ma sempre frutto della mia curiosità che volge al pubblico per interessarlo in modi diversi. lo studio e la ricerca sono un’aspetto vincente della galleria che ospita sempre più giovani clienti che si appassionano al fiabesco mondo dei i tappeti e dei tessuti

TIGER MANTLES & SUPREME TIBETAN OBJECT

from 16/05/2018 to 14/12/2018

The Tiger exhibition that will open on May 16th at 6 pm at David Sorgato Gallery Via Sant’Orsola 13 is the outcome of a long and hard research, feverish contacts with dealers worldwide and personal passion for supreme symbols. The eighteen mantles of Tibetan tiger from the famous Mimi Lipton, Kasmis and John Gordon collections, were being used by Tibetan personalities either for Tantric meditation or for their official transactions. All of them go back to the Lamaist Tibetan Tantric period before the annexation to China in 1954. Their history is as mysterious as their use. Sorgato has had the symbol of the tiger mantle tattooed on his right arm since his early youth. This helps to explain the very confidential meaning of this exhibition which aims at highlighting the highest Tibetan metaphor of strength, moral virtue, concentration and spiritual elevation. The skin of a tiger symbolizes the dignity of a king, protects from any outward disturbance, it is a banner, a fetish, a microcosm. The revered symbol is not the animal itself, but rather its fur. It was used by monks for their Tantric observances, by tribe leaders to exhibit their power, by Tibetan officials to show their status. At first only the skin was used but later, when getting it became too difficult, the fur was replaced by tiger carpets. The drawing, whether it is realistic or abstract, recalls something wider and unknown having the suggestive power to unite the human horizontal level to the vertical spiritual level, as the ordinary and the transcendental paths are never separated in Tibet. One could incorrectly suggest that the “tiger feature” recalls some contemporary taste; but although these carpets have something in common with modern art, they reveal a huge creativity: two identical carpets just as two identical tiger mantles do not exist. They are source of admiration and inspiration for any collector, ancient art scholar, designer, fabric passionate expert.



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