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From: 云南农业信息网 2008-02-20 10:51:00
by: Mirenda Wu
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Butter sculpture: mirable flower in snowy highland

Monk artists are making the butter sculpture, photo from Xinhua.

A visitor enjoys the butter sculpture, photo from Xinhua.

Monk artists are busy with making butter sculptures, photo from Xinhua.

All butter sculptures are hand made craftworks, photo from Xinhua.

The finished butter sculpture in the shape of flower and leafage, photo from Xinhua.

Butter sculpture is one of the "Three art masterpieces" of Kumbum Monastery, a noted Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Huangzhong County of northwest China's Qinghai Province which carries a history of more than 600 years. With monk artists' skillfulness, butter sculpture can be made into various shapes such as statues of Buddhists and humans figures, mountains and rivers, birds and beasts, trees and flowers, lofts and pavilions thus dubbed as "mirable flower in the snowy highland".

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