NEPALI STREET ART

  • Mata Traders
  • 22 Sep, 2014

If you’re imagining Nepal, you’ve probably got scenes of towering Himalayan peaks in your head.

Or, maybe you’re recalling the sights of Kathmandu that you read about on our blog: What to do in Kathmandu?

What you might not know is that Kathmandu has a vibrant culture of street art with murals adorning the city’s walls almost everywhere you look. Last time I was visiting our partner cooperative there, I made a point to get a few shots to share.

This one with the leaping sheep is my personal favorite, not just because I’m a sucker for anything soft and furry, but also because we pass that wall every day on our way to the co-op from our guesthouse–I get a little sentimental when I think about that sheep!

Pretty cool, huh? And, yes, that is Steve Jobs on a wall in Kathmandu. If anyone can figure out who the person is above him, let me know in the comments.

Which one is your favorite? I also love the last mural a lot, the colorful one with a man holding a gift box. It must be some kind of statement on violence and/or reckless driving, but what I immediately recognized is that the man is wearing the typical Nepali men’s hat. I thought I’d show you an example of that kind of hat in action… with one more bonus photo of those lovely Himalayan peaks–enjoy!

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