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The Galleria Otto of Astrid Narguet and Lucilla Stefoni curated the exhibition dedicated to the Dongba culture of the Naxi people, as part of the international cultural project “Stills of Peace and everyday life”, which this year inaugurates the dialogue between Abruzzo and China.
The Naxi are one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People’s Republic of China. They came probably from the North-west of China to migrate later to the South, in the Yulong mountain area. Their settlement along the bend in the river Yangtse and the undertaken trade with the Tibetan Lhasa and with India, on “the way of caravans of teas and horses”, allowed Naxi to progressively assimilate the cultural and religious influences of the ancient civilizations of China, Tibet, India and the south-east of Asia.
The “The Dongba Culture. From the picture-writing of the Naxi people to the contemporary art by Zhang Chun He” embraces with a wide panorama the many dimensions of a unique and fascinating civilization that is likely to disappear.