Kathmandu, An architectural city, land of ‘boundless treasure of arts and sculpture’ is a home for the well trained dexterous artisans and diversified ethnic group of the country associated with it. Pablo Picasso stated “ Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life “  you can witness the profoundness of this statement in an enlivened medieval Kantipur’s nooks and crannies.  Handmade decors truly reflect the country’s identity, which has been preserved from ancestors to the present generation and also has been the primary source of generating income.

Globally, Women empowerment and women in the mainstream are being raised as a hot burning issue. Due to stereotypical beliefs and orthodoxy, especially in the eastern world, Women are suppressed and not being able to explore opportunities directing them to be confined only on household chores.  In such a scenario,  Handicraft skill has been a breakthrough in terms of raising the living standard of women and providing them with a platform for economic growth.

 

Highlights

  • Experience the traditional handicraft making; honouring the inherent skills of Nepalese Women
  • Get the knowledge of Ancient tools and techniques of Making handmade products
  • Supporting and Empowering Locals; Take a Lead, be the change
  • Exploring culture and enhancing creativity; Go Local,  promote Local
  • Tour can be made private (at additional cost)

Overview

  • Duration 04 hrs
  • Activities Craft & Workshop
  • Trip Type Solo/Private
  • Best Time All around the year
  • Start/End KTM / KTM
  • Location Kathmandu
  • Language English
  • Hotel Pickup Available

Includes

  • Pickup and drop off service
  • An English speaking guide for facilitating you throughout Handicraft Workshop.
  • Necessary items for workshop

Excludes

  • Expenses for buying handicraft products
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips and gratitude

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Pickup

    You will be picked from your respective hotel and transfer you to the women’s centre.

  • Day 2: Stop At: Handicraft Center

    You will involve with activities like Handicraft Workshop, Mentoring( Straw’s Basketweaving, home decor, Bamboo arts and Accessories, Paper and Metal crafts, Traditional cloth, Nepalese garment accessories) which depends upon the women’s centers.

  • Day 3: Drop off

    After spending 2-3 hrs in the centre you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Handicraft Workshop: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you provide detailed information about this project ? How can we be the part of change as you have mentioned earlier in highlights?

    This project aims to promote  Local arts and handicrafts, subsequently empowering  women by creating  subsistence employability opportunities, Handicraft in Nepal is one of the  leading export  businesses which contributes for  countries GDP in significant amounts in terms of gaining employment opportunities as well as exchange of foreign currency. presently, almost 70-77 %  working age women  are  unemployed, this crisis has exacerbated the vulnerability of women shoving them towards impenetrable vicious circle of poverty, consequently,  trapping  in various social evils like early marriage, gender discrimination, polygamy, violence etc. we are endeavouring  to support marzinaliged women by brdging the gaps between them and stakeholders.

  • Will we be participating in making handicrafts products or do we just observe ?

    It’s just short span training,Traditional tools and equipment are used for making products and requires faultless execution initially, gradually, once  you gain confidence then you can  request your facilitator to participate in the making process of handicraft products.

  • What do I need to carry for this Handicraft workshop ?

    Some cash NPR (in case Handicraft products tempts you, or you want to have a drink)A water bottle (water is available for purchase everywhere, though we do not encourage purchasing plastic bottles – garbage is a Menace in Nepal. You can also carry some stationery items (Notebook, pencil, rular, eraser etc.).

  • Can I buy Handicraft products ?

    Surely! We strongly encourage our guests to purchase items as a gift, souvenir  to support the arts and artisan .Handmade product is relatively attached with the income generation of women , it’s a  great step towards change , by your small contribution  with the spirit of humanitarianism.

  • Can I bring my children on this tour? If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?

    If you are bringing an infant or a child under 5 years , you do not need to pay an extra  amount for them. Howebit,  please do let us know if you will be attending with your child when you book this workshop package . We strongly encourage our valuable guests to bring their children, Hand made crafts are creatively made, children are usually inquisitive and always eager to learn and explore something new which can be very helpful for enhancing their creativity.

  • Can I book a private/ group trip for handicraft workshops ?

    Yes, you can book a private trip for a handicraft workshop. If you want to get knowledgeable handicraft insights personally and proficiently interact in a comfortable environment , then we can arrange a Private/ group handicraft workshop for you.

  • Are you only offering English speaking facilitators?

    Yes, we  are only offering English speaking facilitators at this time. Please email us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.  We will try our level best  to manage from our end .

  • How can I ensure my booking confirmation?

    We will meet in front of Garden of Dreams which is a popular landmark nearer to Thamel and Lazimpat .We will send you an email instantly after booking.

  • What sorts of handicraft workshops are you offering?

    Handicraft is meticulously designed  and it’s a labour intensive product, There are different handicrafts but we can categorize it in two types i.e. textiles and non textiles , we will be focusing mostly on textiles one, garments products of wool, pashmina and hemp. Non- textile products include  basket weaving, bamboo arts, home decors etc.

  • What kind of tools and techniques are used, can we learn it proficiently in a short span of time?

    It requires rigorous practise but once you master it you can easily add it on your skills assets.  Handicrafts knowledge was inherited from forefathers, it can be detected from the stone age. Traditionally, more conventional tools such as metals , handmade papers, knitting clothes, ceramics and wood carvings were used. Currently, furnishing items, decorative colours, bones and horns are used.