These Smiley Peanut Butter and Jelly Earrings are a cute way to adorn your precious ears with something a little unusual.
Who needs to bling with diamonds or be graceful in pearls, when you can strut your stuff with a little peanut butter and jelly? They are handmade of clay and feature painted on smileys, bringing good cheer throughout anyone’s day!
This necklace is a show stopper! The flower-shaped pendant is brass with inlaid chips of turquoise and coral. The rest of the necklace is made from coral and brass spacers with two brilliant nuggets of turquoise to contrast with the coral. It closes with a brass-plated toggle. It measures 16 inches and the pendant adds another 2.5 inches. Impossible to wear this and be a wall flower!
A team of architectural conservators working in the Minyak region of the eastern Tibetan plateau has discovered an unusual temple containing extensive Buddhist murals painted in a style that was previously known only in central Tibet.
The paintings were found in a small temple called Trupa Lhakhang in Pusarong Village, Kangding County. Because of the remoteness of the site, the paintings escaped the destruction of China’s Cultural Revolution, surviving to the present day virtually intact.
Tibetan art historians consulted by Kham Aid Foundation observe that the paintings strongly resemble murals painted in central Tibet, specifically Gyantze, which is located more than 1,000 kilometers from Pusarong. They are tentatively dated at 16th century. It is not known how or why artists traveled from central Tibet to paint murals in Pusarong.
The temple building itself is also mysterious: it is constructed in an architectural style unlike others in the region. Details of roof and door construction, and metal decorative elements on the temple door, suggest influence by another ethnic group, possibly Naxi.