So much hope...
This hand-woven covered basket contains a 19th-century Tibetan monk's food bowl, which he carried wherever he went.
The decorative copper and cloisonne enamel bowl is lined with turquoise, reflecting the monk's influence among the Buddhist leaders. Parts of the turquoise are worn through, revealing the bronze and copper base.
So many prayers...
A 19th-century bound book of prayers from Nepal.
The prayers are hand-written on thin sheets of bamboo. The items are photographed with Steve McCurry's book The Unguarded Moment.
"Human beings are of such nature that they should have not only material
facilities, but spiritual sustenance as well. Without spiritual
sustenance, it is difficult to get and maintain peace of mind." - The Dalai Lama