CLAY CRAFT FROM CENTURIES
The art of making clay pottery is as old as human civilization. This age-old tradition of making clay pottery still exists in our societies and still possesses strong socio-cultural values in our livelihood. Despite of all influences of modernization and development, the potters of Kathmandu Valley still find their livelihood on their potter's wheels.
Thimi, small Newar settlement in Bhaktapur District of Kathmandu valley is known for their clay art for centuries. Kumale, Prajapati and Awale are some of the Newar castes belong to the pottery profession.
traditional allo fabric
Although the commercial production of allo products had not existed prior to the establishment of the Allo Cloth Production Club, people from this region have long been engaged in the production of allo and its sale or exchange for other goods in the local haat bazar.
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Mahaguthi Craft with Conscience is a Fair Trade Organization which produces, markets and exports Nepalese crafts. Mahaguthi serves both domestic as well as international markets and has two shops based in the Kathmandu Valley. Our organization represents the efforts of more than one thousand individual producers, fifty percent of whom are from remote and mountainous areas. Most of our producers are women who are given the chance to employ traditional skills in their own homes, thus enabling them to generate extra income. In addition, some 40 percent of the income generated by our organization provides women and children of the Tulsi Mehar Mahila Ashram with training, food, shelter, clothing, health care and education.