Newa girls in front of a carved gate in Bhaktapur
The different divisions of Newars had different historical developments before their arrival in the Kathmandu valley.
Many of the old palaces and temples in Kathmandu are the work of Newaris and their rich traditions of woodcarvings and stonework continue to this day. Newaris are less than 6% of the population and speak Newari, a Tibeto-Burman language that is unique and difficult to learn.
This beauties were captured in 1986. The slide photo is scanned by a Nikon CoolScan 5000 ED from Kodachrome 100.