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Central Asian arts Explained

Central Asian arts at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Arts of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and parts of China and Russia. The term usually denotes only those traditions not influenced by the Islamic arts. The most important pre-Islamic influence was Buddhism. From the 7th cent., written literatures developed in Tibet and Mongolia as a result of contact with Buddhist cultures on the Indian subcontinent. Musical styles range from the classical (Turkic) to religious chants (Buddhist) to folk song. Traditions in architecture and painting, introduced in Nepal and Tibet from the 8th cent., were adaptations of those of India, both Hindu and Buddhist.