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Buddha Statues and Images

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Buddha Statues and Images

The face of the Buddha is one of the most well known and iconic images in the world even though representations of his face vary widely from one Buddhist culture to another. In common is the sense of peace and liberation that we all desire. These two photos, of Tara and Avalokiteshvara, both compassion aspects of the Buddha were taken in Zanskar, India 2016.   On these pages we have statues of the Buddha from India, Nepal and Tibet. They are made from copper, brass, stone and wood and each one is individual and unique. Statues of the Buddha are more correctly called ‘rupas’. Rupa...

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Indian Sculpture - What is the lost Wax Process?

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Indian Sculpture - What is the lost Wax Process?

Many Indian Statues are made by the lost wax process in which a wax sculpture of an image is covered in clay which is then baked. The wax melts away leaving a negative image of the sculpture inside the hardened clay. Molten metal is then poured into the mould. 

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Tibetan Galung and Dungchen Longhorns

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Tibetan Galung and Dungchen Longhorns

September 2013: Back from our trek in Upper Mustang, Western Nepal, near the Tibetan border and the unearthly sound of those long brass Tibetan horns called Dungchen and the higher pitched Galung. Used in ceremonies, festivals and pujas, Dungchen produce a deep unearthly sound that seems to vibrate the air with a primeval resonant sound not unlike a prolongued trumpeting of elephants. Galung are higher pitched and may include valves to vary the pitch. Both instruments are usually played in pairs to maintain the sound when one of the players stops for breath! After flying from Kathmandu to Jomsom we started...

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