An ancient art, a modern-day artist

We are in the garden of the famous Kathmandu Guest House watching artist Binod Gautam engaged in slate mandala stone carving.  This is an ancient Nepali art form.  This particular carving depicts 5 different positions of the Buddha, along with the auspicious symbols.  It is lovely to see and support this ancient art, which has been taught in its present form from one generation to the next.