I continue to find photos in the various archives that I am sorting through. Here are a few snippets.
1985 or 1986, at my loom Glimokra loom which I had included in our shipment to Bhutan – this was a lovely spot for the loom in our house. Look at that sunshine, and note the sweater I am wearing – nice and warm, handknit from Nepal. ( The sweater was purchased for me by a friend in Bangladesh who travelled to Nepal and brought it back for me. It was only a couple of years later that I got to wear it in Bhutan) Our living room there in Bhutan was very big – and very cold in the winter unless the sun was shining or we were nestled near the Bukari, the woodburning stove
In London one time we were visiting one of the sons and we were wandering around in the Antiques Market in Chelsea. I saw a painting which reminded me of this one. I dithered about buying it – 100 pounds seemed like a lot and besides how could we get the painting back to Dublin. Alas, I didn’t buy it and I’m sure you can tell that I have regretted that ever since.
rugweaving, Kathmandu, 1983, note the cartoon of the dragon pinned up at the top of the loom – we bought several rugs in Bhutan that had that pattern so this workshop might have been where they were coming from.
I’m not sure – this workshop might have been a workshop for Tibetan refugees. Maybe someone can fill me in here.