Tibetan Nomad’s Land - Tibet
A Tibetan boy stands alone at a mountain pass in Central Tibet. It was as if he had appeared magically, having ‘skywalked’--as Tibetan saints, lamas and adept yogis are said to travel--out of the rarified thin air of this hauntingly desolate Tibetan plateau. Alone, he spun yak wool, maybe to be woven into rope, sacks, blankets, or a warm, durable tent. Perhaps tucked in the folds of his ragged clothing was something to nibble--bits of churpi (hard, dried yak cheese), tsampa (barley mixed with yak butter), or a leg of dried goat meet, typical nomad food. He carried no water at this high altitude. Strands of red yarn visible on his head indicated he hailed from Kham, eastern Tibet, thousands of miles away.