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  • The Lhasa Government Workshop 'Dod zhol dpal 'khyil and its products
  • John Clarke (V&A)
  • Drawing mainly on oral evidence from 20th century craftsman this paper examines the ‘guild workshop’ or bzo khang system instituted by the 5th Dalai Lama after his assumption of power in 1642 and the workshop built in Outer Zhol at the foot of the Potala Palace fortress.