Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Siem Reap Temples

Chickens at a house next door to our hotel. After touring the ruins we decided to visit one of the better temples in town. Here are some of the chedi in the yard.

Monks laundry.

The drum.

The main Buddha .

We met one of the "teachers" named Rousseau (in red) who explained a bit about his life and the temple. Note the yellow "curtains". The monks were so crowded in this temple that they had cordoned off sections of the main building for sleeping quarters. Rousseau was yet another monk (like my friend Phonsay) who became a monk to gain an education. We were amused to note that the monks all seemed to smoke.

Monks quarters.

This building had gorgeous murals.

After all our hard touring we deserved an ice cream. Since I knew where to obtain ice cream in Vientiane and Thailand coming up I could lighten up and just get a regular sundae instead of a banana split.

Next door to the ice cream parlor was another Wat so we decided to drop in. The main building was closed but there were wonderful statues in the yard.

And Buddha of course.

The next morning Jenna (our faithful driver) arrived with his friend (with a second tuk tuk for our luggage) and we were off to the airport and our flight to Vientiane.



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