Animals and Surroundings

THE TIBETAN YAK

THE TIBETAN YAK
Animals and Surroundings

THE TIBETAN YAK

The yak is the nomad’s most precious commodity, the source of all ‘nor’ or wealth on the Tibetan Plateau - the bond between yak and herder sacred. ...

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SUMMER EQUINOX ~ LAPTSE
Religion and Culture

SUMMER EQUINOX ~ LAPTSE

Thousands of white papers flutter in the air and land like snowfall on the celebrated hill, one of Ritoma’s four sacred peaks. They are printed wi...

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YETIS
Religion and Culture

YETIS

Tibetan folk literature is full of monsters, and many are friendly.  Yetis are well known on the Tibetan Plateau but unlike wolves  and the legends...

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HOME SERIES x RYAN & JON
Home

HOME SERIES x RYAN & JON

The LA home of Ryan James Caruthers and Jon Anthony — Photography by Ryan James Caruthers  Home is a word with many meanings — a place to re...

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DUKAR DOLMA PRAYERS
Religion and Culture

DUKAR DOLMA PRAYERS

Dukar, also known as Sitatapatra in Sanskrit is a female deity with a white body, a slightly wrathful expression and an eye in the palm of each han...

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THE SYMBOLISM OF THE NAGA
Religion and Culture

THE SYMBOLISM OF THE NAGA

How the community remains rooted in the land The Norlha community is directly issued from the pastoral background they were born into and are eith...

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NEW SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION
Clothing

NEW SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION

Norlha’s Spring Summer scarves and capsule clothes collection for 2024 borrows inspiration from the prayer flags of laptse as they succumb to the ...

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SPRING EQUINOX
Animals and Surroundings

SPRING EQUINOX

Spring on the Plateau is a slow, evolving process that comes in fits and starts as the temperature gradually rises, bringing the grassland back to ...

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WOMEN AT NORLHA
People

WOMEN AT NORLHA

“A gap is forming on the Tibetan Plateau between the old life that is losing its meaning and a new one that is not yet defined... In 2004, Kim Yesh...

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MONLAM CHENMO
Religion and Culture

MONLAM CHENMO

The Great Prayer Festival, or Monlam Chenmo, was established by Je-Rinpoche, or Tsong Khapa, in Lhasa in 1409. The timing, the first two weeks of ...

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LUNAR NEW YEAR
Religion and Culture

LUNAR NEW YEAR

On the Tibetan Plateau, Losar, or New Year, is the most awaited and celebrated event of the year, a time for family reunions, weddings, and new beg...

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PROSTRATING
Religion and Culture

PROSTRATING

When traveling on the Tibetan Plateau, one will often encounter groups of pilgrims clad in heavy leather aprons making the journey by prostrating, ...

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