The scarves are not simple “captures” of a static image. You will never see one of my scarves sporting the Eiffel tower or the Empire State Building! Rather, they tell of an intimate moment that I would like to share with my Viaggi crowd.
"I traveled by car from Kathmandu Nepal to Lhasa Tibet, traversing through the less ventured route, in hope to capture unexpected and rare visuals that resonate with me. It was daily car rides for about 8 hours where you would not meet any other soul than whoever who was in the car with me. I would stop the car in spurts when something caught my eye. Shortly after I took that photo of the multi coloured flags against the backdrop of the Himalayas, I attained the dreaded altitude sickness. It was mentioned to me that there are two kinds of that horrid ailment. One that affects the chest and the other the brain, the latter happens to be fatal and the one I had gotten. We had loaded 4 bottles of oxygen in the car at the beginning of our journey, but unbeknownst to me, they had already been consumed by the driver and guide that traveled with me. I was advised that the nearest hospital was 3 days away by car, so I gritted my teeth through the longest night as the pounding in my skull continued incessantly. I would describe it as constant knocking by a hammer, on the same part that would not go away no matter what I did to try to ease the pain. I dozed off for 30 minutes but it would be a fool to think that would cure it. At the break of dawn, when we could see the pit holes on the rocky crevasses, we manoeuvred around them, on our way down the mountain. As sudden as the pounding surfaced, it dissipated the same way. Now whenever I see that image, I am reminded of what I had to go through to attain it. "
-An except of my diary entry of how the Tibetan Dreams scarf print came to be.
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