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Metal craft

One of the most advanced forms of handicrafts of Nepal and appreciated is the art of metalwork dating from the seventh century AD. The Nepali craftsmen handed down from above the processing of metal statues, representing the typical iconography of Hinduism and Buddhism, and utensils for daily use. Its population links the prosperity of the valley of Kathmandu in many ways to the mastering of this refined art.

The art of working the metal is passed down from father to son. The women normally work together with their husbands, in particular for finishing and decoration. It is a form of high-quality craftsmanship. The processes take time and do not allow the production of large quantities of art objects.

Items:
  • Boxes
  • Incense burner
  • Incense box
  • Pencil case
  • Bookmark
  • Bracelets
  • Praying wheels
  • Hand-praying wheels
  • Masks
  • Mandala
  • Traditional exquisite pots and food-boxes on different shapes and decorations
  • Singing bowls
    (multiphonics tools that produce multiple tones and harmonics at the same time. In Buddhist practice, the vibration and sound of the “singing bowls” are used as a signal to begin and end meditation. Like other traditional musical instruments, are used in rituals and in meditation with a specific function of accompaniment. They are also used in yoga, music therapy, and religious services, as musical instruments and for relaxation. The traditional art of producing the "singing bowls" is often called a lost art, but in Himalayan countries there are still many craftsmen who carry them out in the traditional way. The best examples are hand made in Nepal and the Sagarmatha craftsmen are skilled in making this sophisticated processing).