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  • A Family Lineage that Fabricates Reality from Buddhism


    Witness how NhuchheRatnaShakya unravels his enchanted creations, a legacy of his renowned father, Siddhi Raj Shakya. Incorporated in his artwork, the authentic Buddhist culture really does take flight with grace. When venturing within the crowded gallisof PatanSundhara (a tap made of gold), you will lay your eyes

  • Art that Moves You: Meeting Paubha Master Artist Udaya Charan Shrestha

    Eliz Manandhar

    Art that Moves You: Meeting Paubha Master Artist Udaya Charan Shrestha by Eliz Manandhar When he sold his first painting to a curio-shop at Basantapur at the age of 13, Udaya Charan Shrestha’s happiness knew no bounds. It was a painting of a Vajrayogini and he sold

  • Master Craftsmen of Lalitpur

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Master Craftsmen of Lalitpur   Patan, also known as Lalitpur, truly deserves to be called the “City of the Arts”. It has numerous skilled craftsmen, and it is obviously impossible to include them all in one feature. Nevertheless, here are some of the better known masters of Lalitpur.

  • Showcasing the Best of Nepal

    Evangeline NEVE

    Showcasing the Best of Nepal by Evangeline Neve On stopping in at Evoke, in Jhamsikhel, for a quick bite to eat a few months ago, I couldn’t help but notice the attractive little shop just in front: The Local Project. My curiosity was piqued, but as

  • Ekadeshma, a Tale of Nepali Clothing

    Sachitra Gurung

      Ekadeshma, a Tale of Nepali Clothing  This fairytale has neither a fairy godmother nor a prince charming, just a few women working towards their dreams and goals. From one room workshop, to a proper working factory setup, Ekadeshma has come a long way. Started

  • NPI Collection’s Cashmere with Style

    Esparsh Sarawagi

    NPI Collection’s Cashmere with Style Working with the concept of “designer pashmina”, NPI Collection has established itself as a brand that has become the first choice when it comes to cashmere products with a blend of uniqueness and contemporary design. “It feels really great when you

  • Ethnicity and Empowerment in Every Weave

    Siddartha Tuladhar

      Ethnicity and Empowerment in Every Weave  Nepali handicrafts have an identity of their own, and are special. So are the women who craft them.  Domestic demand for handicraft is still low. Why? Nepali handmade products are of high quality and unique designs, and they

  • The Cutting Edge: Legacy of the Khukuri

    Sambid Bilas Pant

      The Cutting Edge: Legacy of the Khukuri    It has instilled fear in countless enemy hearts in many great battles, and so is enshrined in martial history as a deadly weapon of war. I was in Wangjiang Park, rediscovering the art of

  • Uniquely Made in Nepal

    Joshua Ryan

    A lot more needs to be done to make Nepal’s beautiful handicrafts more competitive in today’s globalized world. Be it via grassroots brands, personal connections, or what have you, the element of ‘special items’ has a peculiar place in developing nations such as Nepal, that demands recognition. Niche production

  • Wooden Wonders

    Avantika Shrestha

    An art form that speaks of the length of our history and culture, shared through a medium we need to learn more about. Often ignored when mentioning our rich culture represented through traditional art, I first came across the beautiful craftsmanship of Nepali woodcraft when visiting a small exhibition