Wutu Collection

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Painting the Wutu
Using a mixture of ink and liquor, the wutu are painted with designs of tigers, leopards and deities. The painting is done by local thangka painters. As the wutu grimace, bystanders joke with them about the freezing temperature. The lhaba ties a piece of white paper into the hair of each of the wutu. While waiting for the preparations to finish, the wutu smoke, and drink in order to keep warm.

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