Outside of street, Khatmandu, showing wood carving
Photographer: Herzog and Higgins
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph from an album of 30 prints credited to Herzog and Higgins, taken in ca. 1901 and part of the Curzon Collection. A view of a street in Kathmandu, showing the traditional craft of woodcarving on doors and windows. Woodcarving is a major art form of Nepal and cities of the Kathmandu Valley such as Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan feature streets lined with joined brick buildings, two or three storeys high, with finely carved wooden balconies, windows and doors. The rooms are arranged around inner courtyards. In recent times, with sponsorship by UNESCO, restoration and conservation projects have kept this art alive.