traditionally precious metals and stones are the main store of wealth for nomadic tibetan people, because families must frequently move with changing seasons, and an easily transported form of wealth is necessary.
Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things. I was fortunate to view a mandala being created in Whakatane, New Zealand by visiting Tibetan Monks.
BEAUTY WITHOUT BORDERS: Mongolian headdress. One of the most colorful and original items of Mongolian national dress is the traditional head wear. The Mongolian headdresses differs in shape and purpose.