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Tibetan Thangkas

A Thangka is an extremely intricate and highly detailed hand painted image from Tibet, taking anywhere between a few months to several years to complete due to the minute detail and complex layout. While some Thangkas may cover themes of history, society, astronomy and medicine, by far the majority cover religious themes.¬†As with much Buddhist […]

Super Fly Bai Tie-Dye

Over the last 1000 years or so, Zhoucheng near Dali in China’s Yunnan province has become known as the place to find traditional Chinese tie-dye or knot-dye fabric. The Bai people around Dali are well known as experts in this process, wearing small pieces of tie-dyed material in their headdress and tunics and producing what […]