Meet The Maker: Dolma Tsering – REALthings

Stitching Handwoven Silk


Dolma Tsering is a present. Utilizing Tibetan custom and craftsmanship, she interprets our designs into sensible, lovely and sturdy issues. Initially, from Ladakh, India, she has a deep meditation follow and a lifetime of working together with her arms. A Tibetan Buddhist, Dolma embodies the important human qualities of goodness, kindness, compassion, and caring to help therapeutic and peace for all.

 Hand stuffing cushions


Dolma was born and raised in Ladakh, on the base of the nice Himalayas in northern India.  A area formally of Tibet, it’s famend for its distant mountain magnificence and tradition. Right here, every part was made by hand: meals was grown and harvested by hand; all materials have been hand-woven; instruments and devices hand-produced. This wealthy and uncommon expertise is a distinct approach of being on the earth, one which isn’t schooled as a lot as it’s handed down from-heart-to-hand over generations. 

Ladakh, India


As a younger lady, Dolma moved to Dharamsala, identified worldwide for the presence of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Right here she joined a staff of Tibetan artisans at hand sew silk Appliqué Thangkas for his or her non secular neighborhood. Composed of lots of, if not hundreds, of individually embroidered items of silk, a accomplished thangka may be 2 to three tales excessive and is taken into account a uncommon sacred treasure.

White Tara Silk Thangka, Hand sewn in Dharamsala, India by the
Tibetan Applique Artwork Centre


Dolma immigrated to Canada together with her youngsters in 2007 and have become REALthings’ lead artisan in 2012. Dolma is the center of REALthings cushions. An artist and a engineer, she works collaboratively with Julie to translate our designs into cushions, at all times contemplating the sweetness, sturdiness and portability for sitting and carrying.

Named after our maker, the Dolma Sequence are crafted much like cushions discovered in lots of TIbetan Buddhist temples. Ours are hand-packed with small tufts of uncooked cotton utilizing a labour intensive, conventional methodology that retains them from ever packing down and to offer persistently agency help.  

Hand stitching a Dolma Studio cushion


We frequently see folks hug our cushions throughout gross sales conferences, drawn to one thing arduous to seize in phrases, however what we all know because the intelligence within the physique that comes from making issues together with your arms. Greater than the supplies, it’s the love, care and particular follow and custom that Dolma and all our different makers put into our cushions.


Studying together with her canine Sindu, Dharamsala, India



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