Saturday, 5 December 2009

Tibetian Sand Paintngs

On our visit to the Anthropology Museum at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, we watched a Tibetan Sand Painting being done.
This is the full paining, a Mandela made entirely of poured sand.Here are the two monks who were working on it.They sit on bended knees with their hand and funnel tool resting on a pillow. the tool is filled with coloured sand. They tap the side of it to release a few grains of sand at a time.This is an amazing art form requiring concentration, a steady hand and total focus.

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