The collection includes 35 watercolors of wildflowers growing at elevations
between 11,000-17,000 feet in Eastern Tibet. It is believed that these
the first botanical illustrations done in this geographical area.
They represent a number of plants that have been used for centuries
by local nomads for their medicinal properties, as well as plants of
The northern Indian state
of Himachal Pradesh features wide plains, lush river valleys, and
Himalayan foothills. This state
is home to Tibet’s
exiled government, and hosts the Dalai Lama’s private residence and
monastery in the small mountain town of Dharamsala. Th is collection includes
paintings from the private gardens of Indian citizens, as well as 14 paintings
from the garden
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.