About this object

White cotton t-shirt, 42" chest, with round ribbed neck. In the front centre of t-shirt printed in inks is the Tibetan flag. Above this is printed the slogan 'SAVE TIBET', below the flag is the same slogan in Tibetan u-me [dbu-med] script, the everday,cursive Tibetan script. On the back is the slogan 'SUPPORT TIBET'.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Ink; Textile Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Emma Martin
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal: Kathmandu: Boudhanath
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    671 mm x 850 mm; 26 7/16 in x 33 7/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's notes: Collected by the donor, whilst in Nepal during June - August 2008. Donor was attending summer school for Tibetan language and was living with a Tibetan woman during that time. Each day the donor would go with her Tibet host 'mother' to take khora, the circumambulation around the Boudha stupa, a major Buddhist monument. Here a number of produce sellers would set up their stores, selling a range of items from bags, to prayer flags, to vegetables. One particular seller focused on 'Free Tibet' items. This and the bag were purchased from that seller. The pieces reflect the feelings of the exiled Tibetan community living in Boudha, these feelings were heightened during the donors stay as the Beijing Olympic were taking place and human rights in Tibet was a prominent issue. Many Tibetans including the donor's host mother went to protest several days a week in front of the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu and many, including the donor's host mother, spent nights in jail for protesting. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Emma Martin ( Donor)
Object view = Humanities
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