The talent of artisans in the Kathmandu valley is legendary. After each earthquake every century, their role is vital for rebuilding heritage. This trip focuses on these artisans, their stories and craftsmanship.
What to Expect
In Nepal, rebuilding ancient heritage is business as usual. Earthquakes and its subsequent rebuild gave rise to legendary architects and strategists like Arniko, renown in Nepal and all the way up to Beijing (then Peking). The recent quake has resulted in the revival of the importance of these master artisans, whose skills are legendary. This trip focuses on these persona, who are Nepal’s chief assets in this rebuild.
Today, artisans who helped restore monuments are helping monks, heritage and demolitions experts with their memories (not even drawings) of manuscripts, gemstones, and ancient iconography hidden in secret cubicles in statues, shrines and walls. These are super humans, and they are the reason why Nepal’s rebuild is so fascinating. It has stories of talent, lineage, strength, cultural attachment and resilience all woven into it.
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