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The goats produce a double fleece of the soft underbelly Cashmere wool that is very light, soft & insulating and makes such wonderful scarves.
It's the time of year when buying habits at the Silk Road reflect the weather; it's time for scarves and blankets.
We spent October '23 on a buying trip in India and Nepal and encountered the Tree of Life image in bedspreads, curtains and in paintings.
Hidden away in the complex of corridors and prayer halls is a wonderful statue of the 1000 armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Travel Blogs from India and the Himalaya
The old stupas and paintings were taken apart by a lama, broken up and cast into the river Indus which flows less than half a mile away.
Sani houses the oldest stupa in Ladakh and Zanskar and just outside the monastery is a huge Padmasambhava statue in the middle of a lake.
The village of Kumortuli near the famous Howrah bridge in Kolkata is a warren of workshops making clay sculptures from the river mud.
September 2022, Celebrations at Photoksar village when the restored monastery was inaugurated.