When #Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 2, July 29, 1983


Part 2, Champa and the Merchant Our first whole day in Kathmandu after a fitful nights sleep under a mosquito net. Left Chauuni at around 9.30am waiting for a taxi near Swayambhu. Champa had warned me about queuing for things in Nepal …….. You don’t! So when the first one arrived …. Whoosh, it was … Continue reading When #Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 2, July 29, 1983

The most precious piece of Nepalese art ….. The Paubha


Paubha are religious paintings of Buddhist or Hindu figures or scenes originating from Nepal over 1000 years ago. The oldest surviving examples are in museums dating back to the 13th Century. They are mostly associated with the Newar people of central Kathmandu in the Ason area, a lively bustling community with buildings that still look … Continue reading The most precious piece of Nepalese art ….. The Paubha