Nepalese Tongba (Jaand or Millet Beer) (Kathmandu, Nepal) is a mixed media painting by Dave Alber.
mixed media on paper
7.4 x 9.6 in

I painted this after having a tongba at the Yak Restaurant in Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. The tongba is actually the name of the container, the alcoholic beverage being jaand, but it is popularly ordered by the name tonga. It is often called ‘Tibetan beer’, but it is actually an alcoholic beverage of the Limbu people of Nepal, Sikkim, and Darjeeling.