Archive for December, 1997

Joanna Lumley: Bhutan

While growing up, Joanna Lumley was haunted by the flickering images of her maternal grandparents trekking through the mountains of Bhutan to present the King with the insignia of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the Indian Empire. Contained on decaying 65-year-old film reels, these images gave meaning to the beautiful Bhutanese objects – embroidered costumes, inlaid boxes, exotic Buddhas – scattered around her grandparents’ home, and brought to life contemporary accounts of the journey.