Wednesday, April 02, 2008

the yak

I was just doing the last of my unpacking, and was happy to come across one of my favorite souvenirs from India: my matching yak mugs. I got them at a handicraft store in a Tibetan refugee village near Haridwar.

Simultaneous front and back views.

The best part of the mug: the yak emblazoned cover.
A little background: My admiration for the yak developed when I taught at a Tibetan school in China and heard stories about the noble animal from my students. I recommend the movie Himalaya to anyone in doubt of this creature's majesty.

Here's the mug with the toy yak that I bought some time ago in China. (It might look familiar because of this post)

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