The Dogs of Mustang…

..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…

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5 Comments on “The Dogs of Mustang…”

  1. Michelle’s micro-finance project is apsoluely fabulous!! I’m the proud owner of this sign … maybe Debby can resize so it’s more manageable … http://nepaldog.typepad.com/.a/6a01053594bfcd970c0148c7282418970c-pi

  2. lhasalhady says:

    I’ll include Vickie’s sign at the end of the above post. There still doesn’t seem to be a way to include photos in comments, only in the original entry.

  3. Thanks for the post. Tashi the Lhasa Apso was a very friendly dog, and he would come running.

  4. Melissa McInerney says:

    Hey, is that Riley I see in the upper left hand corner? What a neat idea for Nepalese artists. I like seeing Lhasas as they are in Nepal.

  5. lhasalhady says:

    With a little white paint along the side of the left ear, it would be Riley!


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