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Tsherin Sherpa

Breaking Tradition

BY HANAE KO

Portrait of Tsherin Sherpa. Courtesy the artist. 

On a sunny day in early September, Tsherin Sherpa arrives to pick me up in Berkeley, California. As we embark on the hourlong drive to his house, the Tibetan artist fills me in on his recent trip to Nepal, from which he had just returned a few days before. The trip had been to take care of some issues surrounding items of silk brocade that he had commissioned from local tailors, which he was planning to incorporate in a new series of…

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