Treasure of Nepal
Treasure of Nepal is a beautifully designed art publication to accompany the Treasure of Nepal exhibition at Lahti Art Museum - Sept 2016. Published by Maahenki oy in Finland
For the last 18 months I’ve been photographing the life and work of Nepalese crafts men and women in Kathmandu.
My journey took me all over the Kathmandu valley, on a bicycle, in taxis and by motor scooter, meeting crafts men and women in a wide variety of disciplines. Their skills are deeply ingrained in the fabric of Nepal’s cultural traditions going back centuries. They follow in the footsteps of their ancestors; creating stunning works of art with tools they make themselves.
It would take many volumes to cover all of the disciplines that the Kathmandu valley has to offer and so in this book I have made a personal selection of the crafts and the makers that inspired me most.
In these richly illustrated pages you will find lost wax casting of copper, gilding, statue face painting, repoussé, wood carving, stone carving, drum making, thanka painting, Tibetan jewellery, paper making, silk thanka, textiles and shell carving.
Change is happening in Nepal. The children of these crafts men and women are going into higher education. They are leaving the family tradition behind and so in years to come many of these crafts might die out.
Treasure of Nepal is a stunning book printed on the highest quality art book paper – Finnish Language Version and English Language Version – a photographic document at a unique period in Nepal’s history that illustrates the life and work of this gifted group of artisans – with stories that tell of my own experiences living among them in recent years.
Gary Wornell – Riihimäki, Finland
TREASURE OF NEPAL BOOK
Maahenki have agreed to publish the book in autumn 2016 and it will be launched during the opening of Treasure of Nepal.
Text and Photographs by: Gary Wornell
Designed by: Philippe Gueissaz
Size: 265 x 250 mm
Page Count: about 180 pages
Photographs: about 140 color images
Language: English and Finnish versions
Release Date: September 2016
Please enjoy the special rewards offered on the right, including signed copies of the book as well as original prints of images from Nepal. All prints are archival pigment ink prints signed by the artist.
SUPPORTING POST EARTHQUAKE INITIATIVES
2€ from each book sale during the crowd funding campaign will go to post earthquake initiatives in Nepal provided by Moving Mountain Nepal. Visit www.movingmountainnepal.org
– no shipping 50€
– including shipping in Finland 58€
– including shipping in Europe 64€
– including shipping outside Europe 87€
The payment can be executed in three ways:
1. Through credit card (Visa/Mastercard)
2. Through Finnish net bank
3. Asking the artist to write an invoice from the campaign Holvi account.
The total budget for this book exceeds 18 000 €. The goal for crowd funding is 10000€. The remaining portion is funded by the grants and by the artist. If the minimum amount is reached, but the maximum is not – then the book will be published only in English.
Treasure of Nepal – Lahti Art Museum, Finland – 22.9.2016 – 28.01.2017
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