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I think I am back in Alchi, here. See the style of wall painting is more squat and seems more comical lighthearted that is more common to Indian Kashmiri art. What I want to point out in this black wall painting is that it resembles a black thangka or a lama protectorate. Much of what we see in this 1000 year old painting we can see today in the monastery. Notice at the top where the multi colored painted valances drape down, the butter sculptures and the offering plates. Yaks have been domesticated on the Tibetan plateau some 2000 years ago. Tibet in its isolation has stayed the same forever. This is an amzing example how much Tibet has been able to keep itself in isolation.