Tibet on Our Mind
March 25, 2008
With one of the largest religious fest days in the Christian calendar just past, I've been drifting to another part of the word. Tibet.
This country when independent had a great heritage of banknote and coin production. Here is an example of a 100 Sarang note from the 1942-1959 period, and is listed at #11 in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, General Issues volume.
It is beautiful in its complexity, yet simple in production - Wood Block printing on hand made paper.
The colors are quite traditional too.
Beautiful stuff from beautiful people.
On February 13, 2009 clmarabu
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