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Exhibition of China's intangible cultural heritage attracts Nepali art enthusiasts

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-11-07 09:00
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LALITPUR, Nepal, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- An exhibition of "New Innovation of Handicraft - China's Intangible Cultural Heritage" kicked off here on Wednesday, offering Nepali people insight into China's rich and abundant art and culture.

The two-week event, jointly organized by China Cultural Center in Nepal, Network of International Culturalink Entities and China Arts and Entertainment Group, is being held in the Patan Museum.

The exhibition has showcased the latest development in achievements of the Chinese handicrafts, which is the most intuitive expression of vitality and charm of the traditional Chinese culture, according to the organizer.

The exhibition has featured 30 sets of the latest creative works of filigree inlay, carving lacquer and paper-cutting, which also represent the Chinese-style tourism products.

"Such exhibitions are important for both public and art enthusiasts. I believe this event can strengthen the cultural relations between the two countries," said Damodar Gautam, Chief of Department of Archaeology.

Appreciating the Chinese support in reconstruction of the quake-damaged heritages of the country, he hoped that China would help Nepal in preserving and protecting other cultural heritages as well.

On the occasion, representative from Chinese embassy in Nepal said that through this exhibition, Nepali people will be able to understand more about Chinese culture and heritage.

Under the exhibition of filigree inlay or fine metal crafts, there are products like jewelries like sachet set, brooch, earrings, handbag, bottle with flowers and pearls among others.

Besides the display, two renowned Chinese artists also showcased their creation on the spot in the area of filigree inlay and carving lacquer to the visitors.

"The exhibition is quite colorful. I am glad to see unique Chinese items full of art and history," Nirajan Tiwari, a tourism professional, told Xinhua.

People from various walks of life including cultural professionals, students, and art enthusiasts visited the first-day exhibition. The exhibition will conclude on Nov. 20.

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