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This documentary provides an excellent introduction to the art of thangka, sacred Tibetan Buddhist painting in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Carefully filmed, it takes you through every step of the painting process of thangkas. It offers insight into the symbolic and relgious meaning of thangkas and their importance for…
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Himalayan Herders
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Of Mothers And Daughters
Part of the Series: Reel China Series
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Resilience
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Searching for Nepal
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Part of the Series: Faces of Change Collection
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