#sKeTch ::mX:: #samurai armor #LACMA

My sketch does not do justice to the artistry and craftsmanship of this Samurai armor ‘sleeve’ but one must try @lacma on an inspiration seeking visit. An Amazing collection. Most armor is adorned with Sanskrit symbols adopted by Buddhism, symbols used as protection.

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Use of interesting materials, weaving techniques and symbols drove every design; one helmet the shape of a high cresting wave common in the straights where the family resided. All of it awe inspiring.

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On view at LACMA through Feb 1, 2015

Sketch and photos::mX:: lynette wich

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