Cave 17

Cave 17

Cave 17-1


Cave 17 motif
Composed entirely of straight lines, the simple elegance of this print derives from its namesake Cave 17, also known as the Library Cave.

Discovered in 1900 after being walled up since the 11th century, it is part of a complex of 492 temples in the cultural crossroads of Dunhuang. Cave 17 is a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts now dispersed all over the world, including the earliest dated printed book, the Diamond Sutra.

 Available in the Easy Dhoti in Cave 17.

Cave 17-2