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Himalayan Fair 2006

Himalayan Fair 2006 is a benefit for Humanitarian Grassroots Projects in the Himalayas.
The great mountain cultures of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Mongolia are represented. It is one of the few places where Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Christians and secular folk gather in peace, to share and learn about cultures.
I wandered among tents and booths under the towering oak and redwood trees of Berkeley’s Live Oak Park on a Saturday in May. Incense filled the air, mingled with the spicy mouthwatering aromas of food baking over charcoal. I was immersed in vibrant colors, sounds of bells, singing, and laughter.
Highlights of the performances included contortionists Mirage and Echo of Mongolia, dancers from the Chhandam School of Kathak, the Tibetan long-horns, and the rare Mongolian Throat Singers featured in National Geographic.
Contortionists Pose
Contortionists Pose
Contortionists Tower Pose
Contortionists Tower Pose
Contortionist Practice
Contortionist Practice
Hats
Hats
Meditation
Meditation
Altar Detail
Altar Detail
Dancers Backstage
Dancers Backstage
Himalayan Fair Vendor
Himalayan Fair Vendor
Throat Singing
Throat Singing
Beads Jewelery and Scarves
Beads Jewelery and Scarves
Baby and Ganesh
Baby and Ganesh
Footwear
Footwear