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Goddess and Guardians

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I made these images at the Jade Water Village (玉水寨) outside of Lijiang (Yunnan province, China). The Village houses the Dongba cultural center of the Naxi, one of the indiginous peoples of the region. This goddess greets visitors at the entrance of the cultural center, while the line of guardians stands ever so vigilantly at the entrance to Dongba Shilou Temple, which sits on a hillside on the same grounds. Why is it that deities in this part of the world are almost always gold in color?

Standing Guard

Standing Guard



Written by xinapray

July 6, 2011 at 12:38 am

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