Handcrafts are the speciality of the Himalayan people. They spend most time of their day making different types of handcrafted products out of stone, wood, wools, paintings and many more.
Stone Crafts in Nepal dates back to at least two thousand years. Different earpieces, armlets, bracelets, anklets, styles of halos, folds of garments, manners of the sash, and many others are the distinguishing features that classify the variety of art forms found in stone sculptures.
Bamboo and wooden products are also the handicraft good found in Himalayan regions. These kinds of items are exported to the Western and European market. Different forms of wooden items like wooden masks, jewellery and watches, wooden beaded necklaces, herb grinder, decorative stuff etc. are made.
Thankas are the paintings on the cotton or silk applique framing Buddhist deity. These kinds of stuff are mostly made by the monks residing in the temples and the monasteries. Thanka is a Nepali form of art exported to Tibet by princess Bhrikuti, married to Sron Tsan Gampo, the then ruler of Tibet.
Dhaka Products: For centuries, people from Nepal’s eastern and western development regions have woven the unique, pure cotton cloth known as Dhaka. Still produced by handloom and using traditional designs, modern-day Dhaka is used to create everything from saris, shirts and shawls to bed sheets, handkerchiefs and table mats. The colourful designs have become one of Nepal’s most recognizable handicrafts.
Handmade Paper Products are the precious gifts from the Himalayan region. Most of the paper product is made out of the Nepali Paper called “Lokta.” Lokta paper is a wildcrafted, handmade artisan paper indigenous to Nepal. These papers were used from the very beginning when it was used to write epic tales, to print mantra for use in prayer wheels, and for religious texts chanted by Buddhist monks.
Tapestries: Different kinds o tapestry ranging from the mandala to paintings of Himalayas, temples etc are made in Nepal and exported worldwide. There are also other of it kinds like the pillow, curtains. These Himalayan tapestries make your wall colourful and peaceful.