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A closer shot reveals intricately carved Tibetan scrip which is carved in reverse for printing.

A closer shot reveals intricately carved Tibetan scrip which is carved in reverse for printing.

Just inside the temple walls, men sit scrubbing ink off the wooden printing "paddles". After cleaning, yak butter is rubbed into the wood to prevent the wood from drying out so that they can be used later.

Image Data

Camera // Canon EOS 5D
Date Taken // 09-14-2010 10:17
Dimensions // 607 x 405
Aperture // f/4.5
Focal Length // 105mm
ISO // 640
Shutter Speed // 0.03 seconds
It takes two people to print. Left - One holds the paddle and inks it, while, Right, one lays down a fresh sheet of paper and rolls it over the inked surface.