Painting & Art
Arts and paintings have a long history in the Himalayas. Walking through the streets You will see elaborate woodcarvings adorning houses. At monasteries you will often see intricate mandalas made from coloured sand and education in arts is one of the most important parts of education in Buddhist society.
On your next holidays, why not explore the meditative power of creating a sand mandala and its ritual destruction. Buddhist monks work for several weeks on these delicate symbols, which are of a very short lived beauty: they are destroyed immediately after completion.
Thangka painting is a Nepalese art form of silk or cotton painting. They usually depict Buddhist deities, famous scenes or mandalas in strict geometrical shapes. If you want to try your own skills at Thangka painting we can arrange a course for you during your stay in Nepal. Learn this traditional art form and take home your very own handmade souvenir!
In Bhutan, art represents the “spirit and identity of the Himalayan kingdom”. The thirteen traditional arts are called Zorig Chusum and comprise carpentry, masonry, carving, painting, clay turning, bronze casting, wood turning, blacksmithery, ornament making, weaving, paper making, tailoring, bamboo & cane crafting. You can see these arts forming an integral part of daily life in Bhutan.
Painting & Art treks and tours
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