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Labour of love: restoring the sacred, 15th-century art of Mustang’s monasteries

03 NOVEMBER 2013

At an altitude above 3,800 metres in the Himalayas, just inside Nepal’s border with Tibet, more than 30 locally trained inhabitants are busy restoring Buddhist murals inside monasteries which date back to the 15th century.

The restoration project is being carried out in the walled city of  Lo Manthang, which used to serve as the capital of the once -forbidden kingdom of Mustang.

Workers from Mustang’s Lobas tribe paint the walls of the temples where villagers perform daily prayers in front of statues of the Buddha and other Tibetan deities. Continue reading