Heinrich Harrer Limited Edition Portfolio

The Game of Sho Sho is a Tibetan game in which players throw dice to determine moves marked by a path of shells. Tibetans gamble with astounding enthusiasm, and they love to play sho at parties and picnics, on the streets and in the marketplace.

We were invited to Kalon Surkhang’s home on the Barkor (the inner ring around the Tsuglagkhang, the holiest temple in Lhasa, where the bazaar is located), although I never joined in the game.