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Traditional handicraft is entirely based on the mobilization of local resources, skills and labor. Thus, it is one of Nepals most important industries as it has a wide international market. The craftsmen have to be born into a family of the similar kind of craftsmen. The great skills, passed on from generation to generation, allow the craftsmen to produce the finest hand crafted goods. The tools used for making these goods and the designs are often unaltered in spite of the advent of new technologies. The different forms of craftsmanship are deeply rooted in Nepali society and culture. These articles displaying exotic craftsmanship are divided into- the articles of daily use, are produced in bulk and of uniform quality, and the articles of aesthetic value, are most influenced by the Buddhist iconography of the tantric Vajrayana sect.


These crafts are grouped as follows:

  • Metal crafts made of brass, bronze, copper, aluminium and alloys. E.g- Pots, Khukuri (a traditional Nepali knife), plates, cups, etc.
  • Crafts made of wood like teacups, bowls, coffee-tables, etc.
  • Woolen goods like pashmina shawls, jackets, shirts, bags, etc.
  • Cotton handloom products.
  • Products made of bamboo and cane.
  • Products made of Jute, hemp and other fiber.
  • Leather products.

And other miscellaneous products like incense sticks, cotton shoes, etc.

Some very well known handicraft goods

Filigree : filigree or the studding of metals with different stones or glass. This is usually done with silver or brass as a base metal. Today, filigree is not just done in jewelry but also in different other articles like ashtrays, jewelry boxes, etc.

Pottery : Clay pots, flower vases, ashtrays, candle-stands, masks, etc were made for daily use but today they are also noted for export.

Wooden crafts : Carvings done on wood are very famous in Nepal. They are not only well known for the intricacy of the carvings but also for their social and religious importance. These carvings done on windows, doors, pillars, etc give an aura of eternal bliss or Nirvana.

The best places to see these carvings are temples, monasteries, palaces and other old buildings.

Traditional painting : 'Thanka`s' and 'Paubaha`s', the most famous traditional paintings are painted in various sizes, shapes and colours. They are painted on cloth, with paint made from seven parts chalk and three parts glue, and polished with a conch shell. These paintings often depict scenes from the ancient Buddhist tantric culture or the emanations of various Buddha`s.

Metal-craft : Metal-crafts have a very old history in Nepal and thus are very well developed. There are different 5th century coins, 7th to 15th century statues, etc displayed in different museums and temples, which gives testimony to the fact that it has been a part of Nepali way of life for a long time. The different forms of this craft are still produced by age-old methods in different parts of Nepal.

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