wooden-art-of-nepal
03 Nov 2016

Keeping Nepali Wood-Carving Traditions Alive

Anyone who has visited the antique-adorned Dwarika’s Hotel near Pashupatinath in Kathmandu will have heard its origin story. Founder Dwarika Das Shrestha was out for a morning walk back in the 1950s, and saw people burning carved, antique door and window frames on their fires. Concerned by this destruction of

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newars-of-patan
04 Oct 2016

The Newari Metalsmiths of Patan

The Newars are a major ethnic group of the Kathmandu Valley, and one of the attractions of the Newari towns—Patan, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur, in particular—is the beautiful handicrafts on display. Intricate wood carving, bronze religious statues, elaborately adorned pagoda temples, exquisite stone carving. Indeed, much of what is taken to

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