Fascinating Photos of Reindeer People Living in Mongolia


After living in Nepal and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami decided he would travel to outer Mongolia to document the nomadic tribes and their unique way of life. A scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Sanskrit and Tibetan Studies, Sardar was just the right person to capture the Dukha people, Mongolia’s last nomadic reindeer herders. The Dukha are an ancient group of people of Turk descent who are dependent on reindeer for their way of life. In addition to milk and cheese, the reindeer provide transportation for hunting. They’re ridden to hunt wild elk and boar.
The Dukha tribe is quickly disappearing. Only about 44 Dukha families remain, or between 200 to 400 people. In the 1970s, it’s estimated that there was a population of about 2,000 reindeer but that number has since dwindled to about 600.
Sardar has not only captured fascinating photos of this lost culture, he shot a…

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Fascinating Photos of Reindeer People Living in Mongolia


After living in Nepal and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami decided he would travel to outer Mongolia to document the nomadic tribes and their unique way of life. A scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Sanskrit and Tibetan Studies, Sardar was just the right person to capture the Dukha people, Mongolia’s last nomadic reindeer herders. The Dukha are an ancient group of people of Turk descent who are dependent on reindeer for their way of life. In addition to milk and cheese, the reindeer provide transportation for hunting. They’re ridden to hunt wild elk and boar.
The Dukha tribe is quickly disappearing. Only about 44 Dukha families remain, or between 200 to 400 people. In the 1970s, it’s estimated that there was a population of about 2,000 reindeer but that number has since dwindled to about 600.
Sardar has not only captured fascinating photos of this lost culture, he shot a…

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Family of Crafters Crochet Adorably Tiny Animals That Fit on Your Fingers


Su Ami is a family of five crafters living in Vietnam, and together they create adorable miniature animals that’ll fit on your finger tips. They run an Etsy shop under the same name and stock it with sweet creatures of all kinds – both real and imaginary. Tiny turtles, whales, owls, and unicorns are just some of the things they’ve made with crochet.
Considering their size, the amount of detail in these critters is impressive. Su Ami makes sure to capture the animals’ defining features, like a swan’s elegant beak and a lion’s majestic mane. We especially enjoy how the family crafts their miniaturized pooches. They use the ends of embroidery thread to create fluffy, furry dogs that clearly resemble a specific breed.
Su Ami’s work falls in the category of amigurumi, which is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. They use these types of patterns, as well as ones with a variety of crochet and craft techniques. This ensures that…

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Scott Bisson Brings Whimsical Creatures to Life with Hand Blown Glass


Artist Scott Bisson translates his love of nature through the timeless art of glassblowing. He creates colorful, whimsical sculptures of creatures like frogs, geckos, octopi, and snakes. Each has their own idiosyncrasies, and Bisson does their unique qualities justice with the amount of intricate details he expresses in his work. Tactile scales, tiny webbed-toes, and finely-curved antennas are all visible, along with decorative psychedelic swirls.
Although Bisson has been a glassblower for 19 years, his fascination with the material goes back further than that. To high school, in fact, when he bent his first glass tube in chemistry class. He was later a hobbyist for several years until he took classes and studied under talented professionals. Bisson even travelled from his home state of Oregon to Murono, Italy and further honed his craft.
Having the skill to produce these delightful sculptures isn’t enough for the artist. “I put a little bit of myself into every work of art I create.…

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Family of Crafters Crochet Adorably Tiny Animals That Fit on Your Fingers


Su Ami is a family of five crafters living in Vietnam, and together they create adorable miniature animals that’ll fit on your finger tips. They run an Etsy shop under the same name and stock it with sweet creatures of all kinds – both real and imaginary. Tiny turtles, whales, owls, and unicorns are just some of the things they’ve made with crochet.
Considering their size, the amount of detail in these critters is impressive. Su Ami makes sure to capture the animals’ defining features, like a swan’s elegant beak and a lion’s majestic mane. We especially enjoy how the family crafts their miniaturized pooches. They use the ends of embroidery thread to create fluffy, furry dogs that clearly resemble a specific breed.
Su Ami’s work falls in the category of amigurumi, which is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. They use these types of patterns, as well as ones with a variety of crochet and craft techniques. This ensures that…

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Scott Bisson Brings Whimsical Creatures to Life with Hand Blown Glass


Artist Scott Bisson translates his love of nature through the timeless art of glassblowing. He creates colorful, whimsical sculptures of creatures like frogs, geckos, octopi, and snakes. Each has their own idiosyncrasies, and Bisson does their unique qualities justice with the amount of intricate details he expresses in his work. Tactile scales, tiny webbed-toes, and finely-curved antennas are all visible, along with decorative psychedelic swirls.
Although Bisson has been a glassblower for 19 years, his fascination with the material goes back further than that. To high school, in fact, when he bent his first glass tube in chemistry class. He was later a hobbyist for several years until he took classes and studied under talented professionals. Bisson even travelled from his home state of Oregon to Murono, Italy and further honed his craft.
Having the skill to produce these delightful sculptures isn’t enough for the artist. “I put a little bit of myself into every work of art I create.…

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