Empress Wu stone portrait, Lung-men caves. She was the only woman in the history of China to be elected Emperor.
This coiled, four-toed dragon is used on the cover of the Tang Code of Law. It symbolizes the Code, the revision that Emperor Tai Tsung began and Empress Wu Tse Tsien completed, which remained the basic Chinese law until the 20th century.
Kajira Wyn Berry is a writer, poet, editor, calligrapher andphotojournalist. Like Talima, she left her generational roots as a young woman, migrating westward, from New England to Oregon and Washington.
Currently she lives on Vashon Island near Seattle. :: full bio