© Robert Powell

Red Wall Ruins
105 x 110 cm

This massive block of rammed earth wall is the most obvious structure as one enters Tangye from the Kali Gandaki valley. Painted in the same protective colours as all the extensive monuments in the village, it rises from a mound of eroded walls. It is repainted each year with coloured clay slurries. Pits in the ground mark the places where the natural clays are mixed, like gigantic artists' palettes scattered through the village.

It is said to be the ruin of the village hall and its fresh colours show its continuing religious relevance to the village.