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SAGARMATHA
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Textiles

HANDLOOM WEAVING
The weaving of handloom has a centuries-old tradition in Nepal and is particularly strong among women of certain ethnic groups. An art passed down through the centuries, that reaches levels of exquisite processing craftsmanship by creating intricate colourful fabrics from cotton yarn. The crafts are specific of the communities and are made by hand using traditional techniques. It is an activity that meets the daily needs and provides employment to many families in Nepal.

Dhaka products
Dhaka is the exquisite hand woven cotton fabric traditionally used in Nepal to produce the hats worn by men, locally known as “topi”, shawls and other garments to warm people during chilly weather in the hills and mountains.

Weavers of Sagarmatha can make it in infinity of colours and patterns from the most original colour combinations.

The textile is then fashioned into many different useful items ranging from scarves (in cotton or silk), purses, bags, textiles for kitchen and household items as table runner, placemats, napkins, and pillows.

Items:
  • Scarves 
  • Runner 
  • Placemats 
  • Topi – Nepali hat