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Mustang, though, is poised for a change. A new highway will...
Mustang, though, is poised for a change. A new highway will connect the region to Kathmandu and China for the first time, ushering in a new age of modernity and changing Mustang’s desert-mountain villages forever.
Given special access to the restriced area, Taylor Weidman and Nina Wegner traveled through the kindgom documenting its lives and landscapes and creating an enduring record of the Loba heritage. In-depth research and interviews complement a striking visual record of the traditions of Mustang, even as it begins to cope with the forces of modernization that will dictate its future.
The Vanishing Cultures Project partners with rapidly changing traditional and indigenous cultures to safeguard cultural values and practices, collaborating to document lifestyles and traditions, compile an open digital archive, educate the public about global diversity, and fund indigenous cultural initiatives. To find out more, please visit www.vcproject.org.