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.
You will be picked from your respective hotel and transfer you to the women’s centre.
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.
After spending 2-3 hrs in the centre you will be transferred back to the hotel.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.