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Wat Sainyaphum in Savannakhet, Laos, has a small workshop for manufacturing large Buddhas. They are seated Buddhas in the typical "calling the earth to witness" pose, but they're about a meter tall. It was interesting to see the multiple parts of the cast used to create the Buddhas - above you can see the face and top of the head. I like the optical illusion the face creates.

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Photo © 2008, Giles Orr 
Last modified: 2008-05-17 by giles