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Sharing Secrets: Nepalese Statue-Making Caste Trains Newcomers in Traditional Art
November 7, 2019 -
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For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.
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