The Travels of Marco Polo,(1271-1295) Part V: Traveling Through Tibet
He tells us, too, of Tibet, that wide country "vanquished and wasted by the Khan for the space of twenty days' journey"—a great wilderness wanting people, but overrun by wild beasts. Here were great Tibetan dogs as large as asses. -A Book of Discovery
Marco Polo described the Buddhist monks in the mountains of Tibet.
|photo from Craft Knife
We also enjoyed making mandalas.
Although mandala (which literally means circle) is usually a geometric configuration of symbols, we decided to make patterns using natural materials.
We collected leaves and flowers from our backyard...
|and pressed them between the layers of a laminating pocket.
We also looked at Tibetan palace doors, which are so beautiful. The tassels on the door represented the different levels of Lamas who could enter the palace.