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A Few Photos From Bygone Days December 14, 2010

Filed under: Bhutan,Family,Family history,Life Oversea,Nepal — Janet @ 10:20 pm

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

a postcard of a painting in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.  Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Wever en weefstoel, 1884, The loom    

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 at a workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, 1983

  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.