This Touch to See Book gives members a vibrant taste of the cultural mix of Asia – from the serene mysticism of the Buddhist religion in Pakistan to the spellbinding storytelling tradition of Javanese Theatre of Shadows.
The fascinating audio from the British Museum talks about the physical characteristics of the seated Buddha which is now so familiar to us. It also shows the link between wealth and spirituality as the silk trade helped the spread of Buddhism through the continent.
We’ve highlighted two pieces that were featured in the Radio 4 collaboration with the British Museum, The History of the World in 100 Objects.
Theatre of Shadows is an intricate and beautiful storytelling art form which has been around for hundreds of years. The figure of Bima, which features in this book, is the hero of the great Hindu epic about good and evil, The Mahabharata.
One Club said,
“It was so engaging for our club members we listened to the audio during several art sessions. These fantastic audio descriptions enrich our art sessions and gave great focus to everyone, it got everyone discussing the Great Buddha. It helped us draw our very own versions on tactile foil. Thank you again for the inspiration!”
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