Kumari Window

Kumari Window

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Beautiful Handcarved Kumari Window.

Also known as newar windows, these are handcrafted by skilled Newari artisans who have been creating traditional wooden art for generations. These windows can be found in ancient palaces and sacred buildings across Nepal.

This particular window is known as Kumari Window. To Newar Buddhists; the Kumari is regarded as the embodiment of the supreme female deity Vajradevi, a Buddha. To Hindus, she incarnates the great goddess Taleju, a version of Durga. Today there are just ten kumaris in Nepal, nine of them in the Kathmandu Valley.