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Nepal Thangka Art Exhibition opens in Beijing

Date: 2019.04.26 Author: Celia Tang

The Belt and Road Initiative: Nepal Thangka Art Exhibition opens at China Nepal Cultural Exchange Center. On the exhibition, 30 Thangka paintings from the top Nepalese artists show to the public, which is a part of efforts to promote cultural exchanges between China and Nepal. The exhibtion is co-organized by Art Kathmandu, an art gallery in Nepal, and the China Nepal Cultural Exchange Center. The exhibition is open to the public through May 5.


Thangka is a Buddhist scroll painting on cotton or silk, which has more than 1,300 years of history and typically depicts Buddhist deities. These paintings use mineral and organic pigments derived from coral, pearl, agate, sapphire, gold and other materials. In this way, the colors will stay vibrant for centuries, which makes them invaluable both in artistic and commercial terms.


Buddhism is one of the bridges which link Nepal and China. The exhibition is a good chance for the ongoing second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The historically rich cultural relations between the two countries have evolved for over thousands of years.