On display: Doorways to Tibet

Visitors to Watercourse Way will notice several bold new art pieces on display in our lobby and Retail Gallery. The four large wooden panels – three located behind the front desk and one in the Gallery – are actually door panels from Tibet. These antique panels are emblazoned with hand-painted dragons and are more than a hundred years old.

In China, dragons have long been a symbol of power, creativity and good fortune, and are often associated with water or rainfall. Tibetan Buddhists also viewed dragons as a symbol of enlightenment and adorned roofs, gates and doors with dragon imagery. Dragons have been prominent is mythology and folklore for thousands of years and continue to be present in today’s popular culture.

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