In the past, Tibetans were known as fierce warriors. This quiver is part of a festival costume worn by a Tibetan horse rider. Festival events include archery and picking khatags (white friendship scarves) off the ground – all while on horseback. These riders are celebrated in Tibet much like professional hockey players are revered in Canada.

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How have the original quiver, outfit and horse decorations changed over time?

responded: Apr 4, 2012

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Colour, Contrast and Beauty - It is not always easy to see the beauty in other cultures. However, just because I can't always see the beauty, doesn't mean it isn't there. Instead, recognize that the techniques that the Tibetan's use in making their quiver more attractive are the same techniques that surround us everyday. Colour and contrast in clothes, in photos and in life, help us identify with others, by blurring the edges between us and them and in so, connecting us.

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