Tibetans believe in the positive energy of wind, a strong and exuberant force that can yield great power. This wind can be ridden, like a horse, and harnessed through renunciation. When giving up possessions and power, one attains the freedom of riding the wind horse.
Amdo is the land of horses. From the tops of mountains to the banks of the most beautiful lakes, nomads call for the victory of the gods and scatter myriads of paper wind horses to the sky.
Dugya Bum is 24 years old. He is a dyer at Norlha atelier but also a skilled horseman. He often poses for Norlha shoots riding across the plateau on his stallion. In his free time he helps train horses for friends and fellow villagers.
In this month of February when the wind is the strongest we wish that your “windhorse” may soar and good fortune await you!