Two Shrines In Hsipaw

Shrines have always attracted me, being not just focal points for worship or remembrance, but also works of art.  Each has its own character, elements, offerings, and purpose.  There is usually a sense of balance, even if the shrine is chaotic.  Buddhist shrines tend to be simpler than Catholic shrines, but all vary from region to region.  These two are from Hsipaw, in the Shan state of Myanmar.

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The lower image is hanging in the gallery now.  The upper will be added in January.

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