Why I Love Nepal: Mannequins
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Danger Dogs: Lhasa Apsos!

Lhasa Apsos are very popular (and valuable) dogs in Nepal.

This portrait of a Lhasa Apso is painted by Vinosh with the lettering and border done by Birju Chaudhury.

This handsome Lhasa Apso is painted by Santosh Shrestha.  

Max, part Lhasa Apso, as painted by Amar Shrestha is available at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (smmoa.org).

Palden is a young Lhasa Apso male that lives in Kathmandu.   He actually sits up on his hind legs in a Namaste position.   Here is a link to Palden live on the NepalDog YouTube channel.   This portrait of Palden is also currently at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Dolma is a Lhasa Apso puppy whose parents live next door to me at the Dragon Guest House in Boudha.   Dolma's portrait is by Amar Shrestha.

Dolma's mother on the rooftop next door.

Here is a Kathmandu Lhasa Apso named Happy.   Her cohorts are named Pretty, Lovely and Handsome.   I have found most Lhasa Apso's in Nepal are kept in packs of 3 or 4 dogs.

All portraits of Lhasa Apso's on today's Danger Dog Blog are presently available.   Please write me at ampage1@gmail.com for more information on how to purchase these signs.  

Danger Dogs from Nepal are handpainted signs painted on metal in Nepal.   These commissioned portraits were made to promote the dying art of signboards in Nepal.  

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

I am now accepting custom orders for the next Danger Dog trip to Nepal sometime in spring 2011.   These signboards are approximately one foot square, they are painted on metal using synthetic enamel and can be hung indoors or out.    You tell me what you would like it to say!

Please contact me if you need a special present, as after making over 1700 of these pieces I have just about every breed imaginable.   Please write me at ampage1@gmail.com with any requests or questions. 

Micro-finance through art patronage.  

Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love - and support art from the Himalayas -- Dogmandu.






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