Dr.NaradNathBharadwaj the Ambassador of Nepal to the State of Qatar gave over a Nepali carpet, gifted by President Bidya Devi Bhandari to the National Museum of Qatar.
The gift was handed over to the CEO of the Qatar Museums Ahmad Musa Al-Namla, in a function on 2 January, Thursday.
The gifted carpet was particularly made by Nepali craftsmen in Kathmandu at the guidance of President to display it at the Qatari museum as an artistic creation of the Nepali handicraft industry, the Embassy of Nepal in Doha said.
President Bhandari had an idea of presenting a gift of the carpet to the museum during her state visit to Qatar in October 2018. During her visit, President Bhandari had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Islamic Art as a great consideration for the culture and heritage of the Qatari Society.
The carpet presented to the Museum by the President of Nepal represents the Nepali indigenous craftsmanship which represents a long history of Nepalese heritage. The carpet was entirely hand made with the finest Tibetan wool and the silk yarns. It was both handmade and hand-knotted with the pattern of rhododendron flower blossoms.
Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal.