The Dogs of Mustang…Posted: July 17, 2011
..brought to you by Michelle Page and her Danger Dog Blog. Her blog and Nepal Art Dog project transport me to another world, figuratively. I could only hope for literally! Going to Mustang has long been a dream of mine. What would it be like to see this in person!
Here’s what Michelle wrote about this dog: This little Lhasa Apso is named Tashi and lives in the town of Eklaibhatti in Mustang. With his hair pulled back to counter the raging Kali Gandaki winds, he can see across the plains. See more Dogs of Mustang, compliments of Michelle.
The motto for the Nepal Art Dogs, Folk Art from the Himalayas, is ‘Micro-finance through art patronage!’ There is a tradition in Nepal of ‘beware of dog’ signs. Approximately one foot square, the signs are hand-painted on recycled metal and can be hung indoors or out. According to Michelle, on her most recent trip to Nepal, the Danger Dog commissions were the only art these artists were still hand painting. Their other work is mass-produced, digital or printed on flex.
You can commission a sign through NepalDog.com. Each commission is given to at least 3 signboard artists – giving 3 people work, the pet owner a choice and museum shops Nepali folk art. No money is accepted up front. If you don’t like any of the 3 choices, you pay nothing.
Vickie’s Danger Dog Sign…