Nepal

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Tharu sikki / thatch grass / mujella

Tharu sikki are products made from moonj, a fibre plant of the Sachharaum family. Moonj is also known as “thatched grass” or “golden grass”...

Straw/Jute shoes (shu ya lakkan)

As the name suggests, these shoes are made of rice straw and jute string. They are mostly used for in-house purposes as room shoes...

Khukuri

Khukuri, which has become synonymous with the brave Gurkhas, is a metal weapon with slightly inward curve. It is sold with sheath, which is...

Beaten dishes (kans dakeyan)

Kans Dakeyan, or beaten dishes, are products like dinner sets or singing bowls made by hammering an alloy of copper (80%) and tin (20%)....

Ceramics

Commercial production of stoneware and earthenware ceramics began in 1984, in Bhaktapur, a city known for clay products.  This was after German INGO GTZ,...

Bhangra Textile (Hemp)

Bhangra products are made from fibre prepared from hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). There are two types of hemp plant—male and female. Fibre extracted from...

Caps (bhadgaunle topi)

Bhadgaunle topi, kalo topi or taka topi, as it is called in Newari, is mainly produced in Bhaktapur district. Locals have been producing the...

Bamboo Container (Pyang)

Pyang, which means bamboo container in Newari language, is made from bamboo shoots harvested between mid-December to mid-February when they are raw.  This product is...