Introduction about the Potteries of Neolithic Age in Tibet
Yang Xi(Tibet Museum,Lhasa 850001,China)
Potteries of Neolithic Age have been unearthed mainly in Caro Relics,Changdu;Qugong Relics,Lhasa;Gongga Guogou Relics;Bangge Relics,Qiongjie,Shannan;Hongxing Relics and Jumu Relics,Linzhi;of which the first two are represents.The pottery moulds have a close relation with people's lives and custom of the age. And Caro Civilization has also the relation with agriculture and hunting life. The decorative art of pottery is mainly reflected with carving,building,pressing and polishing,including choosing material,taking shape,decoration and baking.Restricted by productive forces,Tibetan pottery industry of Neolithic Age fell behind that of interior t the same age. But with peculiar features,the potteries embody the culture of Tibetan clan society and strong plateau characteristics.