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Last in a series of five on pictographic characters of the Dongba writing style.

The DongBa Valley around the ancient city of Lijiang is the domain of the Naxi, one of 56 minority groups in China. This is the last in a series of five on a writing style which has been in use for thousands of years. The characters were mainly used by priests for conveying special messages and were not used by the general population. More information on these pictographic symbols appear with the earlier uploads.

A Chinese friend kindly wrote the meaning of each and I list them here verbally as received from him:

Top Left: Making iron tools
Top Middle: Comfortable/relax
Top Right: Building a house
Bottom Left: Work animal skin
Bottom 2nd Left: Hungry
Bottom 2nd Right: Full (Eating)
Bottom Right: Down

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  • Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 17 N: 448] (2095)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-06-09
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 8:35
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