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A sneak preview of Charlotte Linton’s new collection for Anthropologie released next month. The label named after me will be called ‘Zoologist by Charlotte Linton’. Check www.charlottelinton.com for more info and a look at the new JAVA collection of scarves.
And so the expedition draws to a close, time to write up the field notes, write a paper and re-charge and re-supply for the next trip……
A tibetan player in Lhasa acting in one of the many plays held over the festival period. With a swift and complicated narrative, this play continues without pause for ten hours.
A woman in her festival robes in the city of Lhasa
A Tibetan Mastiff guards the home of a tibetan family. Know as Do-khyi which translates as ‘Home guard’ or ’ dog which may be tied,’ it is kept as a guardian of property, livestock, monastries and palaces. The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient dog which studies show was genetically diverged from the wolf long before many other domestic dog breeds.
A Yellow hat of the Gelug school of Buddhism of which the Dalai Lama is the most influential figure.
A boy wearing a mask begs for coins as we head towards to the city.
The great Potala palace of Lhasa comes into focus just as the sun is setting. This is the traditional residence of the Dalai Lama, and was built in 637 by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo.
The Glover’s Pika or Bra ba as its called in Tibet is a small mammal that lives in rocky clefts at high elevations, it can also be found living in walls of villages and monastries. As a herbivore, it seems to favour flowers.