Handcrafting Wooden Bowl. Humla, Nepal.
In summer craftsmen busy themselves making wooden tea cups, clay ovens, and tozoms, wooden butter churners, to take on trading trips to Tibet. Pemba of Kangalgaon creates a gokpur, a fine wooden bowl made from the know to a tree. Using an ingenious foot-powdered lathe, he burnishes the bowl by rubbing it with boiled sheepskin sprinkled with ground glass. He will sell the gokpurs in Tibet for Rs 606 each about $ 8.20. Humla, Nepal.Thomas Kelly, from