Notice the carvings on the walls, and doors and such.
Its all so very symbolic.
The carvings are done in stone, brick, wood, and the smaller ones on
display are done in bone.
The carved ball is a "friendship" ball... or happiness ball... or
something. Anyway, its all carved out of one peice of ivory - they
carve it from the inside out. The ball in the picture had something
like 43 layers carved into it... and the can all rotate around,
because they are balls carved within a ball. Its crazy. I don't get
it. But its 43 layers, thin thin thin layers, all decorative layers
Crazy... how could a county so talented in design and craftsmenship
design something as exquisit as a 43 layer friendship ball, but not
have created a better eating utensil than a CHOP STICK in over 3000
On he plus side, I've lost almost 10 pounds this trip...
... can someone please send me a fork?