Last day of workshop!

The finished piece is a far cry from my practice round

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After experiencing the difficulty of woodcarving I have a new appreciation of the intricate woodcarving and carving in general that adorns the Tibetan monasteries:

After workshop we visited the Tibetan Archives which holds most of what had been salvaged when China invaded Tibet in 1959.Again I was attracted to the craft in fashion:

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