Playing in the mud

Lopen Kinzang Bhutia, the master of mud

The first weekend I spent in Sikkim, the students set to work making mud casts for masks. Well, Lopen, our resident-monk and traditional artist, made casts for the masks. The rest of the kids just got dirty. You’ll have to wait for the final outcome — absolutely stunning costumes for a traditional Buddhist dance. More photos below and after the jump.

Their fingernails were dirty for weeks.

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