Vernacular Architecture in Mustang, Nepal

Vernacular Architecture in Mustang, Nepal

 Vernacular Architecture in Mustang, Nepal;  by John Harrison

📅 Monday 14 december 2020, 17h15-18h45
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Mustang is an ethnic Tibetan area in northern Nepal on the border with Chinese Tibet. The language is Tibetan and the architecture of the Buddhist temples is Tibetan. But to what extent is that true of the vernacular architecture of houses and settlements? This talk will look at that architecture in its setting in the Kali Gandaki valley, between the 8000 metre peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in the south, and on the Tibetan plateau beyond the Himalaya, considering the variety of settlements, housing, and building construction, and the influences from north and south which continue to affect the buildings of Mustang.

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Marpha, Mustang