Ruthok Cliff Carving

Ruthok rock painting, a cultural site, is located in Ruthok County, Tibet. It is mainly distributed in the South and east of Pangong Tso, nearly 200 or 300 square km. The most easily found rock paintings are in the area of Xinjiang Tibet highway near Ritu. Murals are carved with hard stone or other hard objects on the rock surface. The strokes of the lines are deep and shallow, and there are a few painted pictures. The contents of rock paintings are very extensive, including hunting, religious rituals, riding, grazing, farming, sun, moon, mountain, cattle, horses, sheep, donkeys, antelopes, houses, man, etc.

Rock art is a kind of stone carving culture. Ruthok native rock art is the most representative in Tibet. There are not only a large number of artworks but also a large number of artworks, such as Ngari, Purang and so on. These rock paintings are carved on the Rock with sharp tools. The shapes are simple and vivid, and the colours are simple and bright. The contents mainly show the social lifestyle of the ancient plateau, such as hunting, religious rituals, riding and shooting, grazing, farming, dancing, war and so on.

natural objects include the sun, moon and planets, etc. Most of the above-mentioned rock paintings are from the early metal age. Through these works, they truly reflect the vivid scenes of the production and life of the ancient nomadic people. They live in nature. Although the lines of the rock paintings are rough and the shapes are dull, they are simple and can arouse the tourists’ nostalgia for the past.

Ritu rock painting site provides precious material materials for the study of the history, religion, art and folk customs of ancient Tibetan people. In these simple pictures, the economic life, social activities and religious beliefs of the ancient people of Xiangxiong are recorded, and the unique sketches created by the author according to his own understanding of natural phenomena are left, in which there is no lack of primitive aesthetic concepts and strange imagination. Some say that the rock paintings are vivid historical books recorded on stones by ancient ancestors, which is no exaggeration.

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