Lecture & Book Signing | Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art with Author Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo


For over 500 years, Tibetans have been creating sacred images from pieces of silk. Much rarer than paintings and sculptures, these stitched fabric thangkas are among Tibet's finest artworks.

In this talk, author Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo will reveal the unique craftsmanship of an ancient needlework tradition, introduce sacred Buddhist deities, and share the extraordinary possibilities they embody, all through the lens of her own journey into Tibet.

Click here to purchase the book, Threads of Awakening: An American Woman’s Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art from Bowers’ Gallery Store!

Ticketed Onsite Event: Member $10 | General $15 | Advanced reservations are encouraged.

Recorded Online Screening: Member $5 | General $10 | Online version will be emailed to ticketholders one week after the onsite event.


Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

May 20, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


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