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Suzi Richer

Pollen Analyst – Environmental Archaeologist – Communicating the environment

Tag / thangka


That was my photograph on the home page, small, but it was definitely mine. It was 6:15, I was awake and struggling to breathe. I’d had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago, but that was from lack of oxygen at altitude. Today, I just had a cough and very block-up nose. Not wanting […]

Rats and monkeys

‘We use just a single rat hair,’ said Tashi, ‘To paint the eyes.’ We are sitting holding mugs of chai tea, as Tashi Lama explains how the beautiful thangka are painted. He is master of his craft. All of the thangkas in front of us are painted in the modern art school in Kathmandu. The […]