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Handicraft exports to Europe dwindle by 20 per cent (kh 12/04/2024)

Traditional metalcraft fading in the face of modernity : Metal artists say modern customers overlook the fact that crafts, apart from being the cultural grace of society, also sustain the livelihoods of artisans, by Sarahna Khadka (kp 22/02/2024)

Handicraft fair generates Rs 20 million in transactions (kh 19/12/2023)

Nepal exports handicrafts worth Rs 12 billion annually (kh 12/12/2023)

Palpa's iconic karuwas becoming a memory : Locals cite competition from cheaper machine-made products for the declining number of traditional workshops, by Madhav Aryal (kp 07/10/2023)

Handmade stools bring good income to entire village : Many have purchased plots and constructed houses with the money they earned from making stools, by Parbat Portel (kp 02/07/2023)

Nepali handmade paper factories in Gandaki face existential crisis : Lack of government support in production and marketisation amid a decline in the use of such paper has forced factories to shut down, local entrepreneurs say, by Ghanashyam Khadka, Prakash Baral and Agandhar Tiwari (kp 23/02/2023)

Clay pots made by Kumal community face extinction : Cheaper plastic options and a lack of quality materials are affecting families making earthen pots, by Binod Bhandari (kp 19/02/2023)

19th Handicraft Trade Fair on December 9-13 (kh 26/11/2022)

Soil shortage, poor demand decimating Bhaktapur’s pottery-making : Prajapati community, who specialise in making earthenware, have asked the Bhaktapur Municipality to get them a place from where they can source clay, but are yet to get a response, by Anup Ojha (kp 25/10/2022)

Handicraft expo attracts attention of tourists (kh 27/09/2022)

Traditional weavers fear extinction of craft for shortage of Himalayan bamboo : Khaptad National Park has restricted bamboo cutting to once a year, leading to a shortage of raw material for weavers, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 02/05/2022)

Handicraft exporters on the brink of collapse amid Omicron onslaught : Businesses were still reeling from the blow dealt by the Delta variant when they were hit by the Omicron outbreak, traders said., by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/02/2022)

Prajapati community in Bhaktapur finding it hard to meet the high demand for clay pots (kh 02/11/2021)

Handicraft trade fair to be organized on Nov 19-21 (kh 29/10/2021)

Palpa acts to revive hand-woven dhaka and rescue a local icon : The training programme aims to turn out 1,500 dhaka entrepreneurs in three years, officials say, by Madhav Aryal (kp 13/02/2021)

Handicraft Year 2021 announced to revive curio industry : The sector contributes around Rs20 billion to the national economy annually, according to the Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/12/2020)

Handmade with love: Nepali takes grandma’s socks to the world (ht 01/12/2020)

Stone Artisans In Crisis As Demand For Stone Wheel Of Watermill Declines, by Pratik Ichchhuk Sharma (rn 27/11/2020)

Hundreds left jobless after model  handmade paper factory fails : Malika Handmade Paper Company, established in 1999, shut down due to negligence, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 26/11/2020)

Women Engaged In Brewing Homemade Liquor Turn To Spinning Wool, Make Decent Income, by Gyabu Pangeni (rn 20/11/2020)

Handicraft shipments predicted to plunge as virus smashes export market : Domestic sales too have disappeared with no tourist arrivals and with virus spreading, it is unclear when they will come, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/10/2020)

Silversmiths looking for alternative jobs: Precious metals at record highs as gold hits Rs 103,500 a tola, silver surges to Rs 1,405 per tola, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 08/08/2020)

Lockdown wipes out handicraft trade as exports drop to zilch: The sector has suffered losses worth nearly Rs 2 billion in lost exports in the past two months, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/04/2020)

Have a seat at Muda Gaun: The villagers of Kalijhoda and Naya Basti in Jhapa have been weaving the traditional stool for the past 35 years, but it is still just enough to fulfil their basic needs, by Parbat Portel (kp 23/12/2019)

Traders call for quality assurance to promote Nepali handicraft (rep 15/12/2019)

The traditional weapon that is losing its edge: The popular Bhojpure khukuris are exported all around the world, particularly to the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. But in recent years, its production has been largely stifled, by Alisha Shrestha (kp 16/10/2019)

Handicraft becomes a good source of livelihood, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 14/10/2019)

Booming business: Nepali felt handicraft: Last fiscal year, the country exported felt items worth Rs1.84 billion, a 19 percent increase compared to the export earnings in 2017-18, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/09/2019)

In Gorkha’s highlands, the bakhu-weaving tradition is slowly dying: Because the task demands a lot of labour, many villagers are looking for easier alternatives, by Hariram Uprety (kp 05/09/2019)

Handicraft exports tumble by double digits in first half, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/03/2019)

The word ‘handicraft’ has been exploited and misused in our country, interview with Pravin Chitrakar (kp 18/02/2019)

FHAN to build SAARC Design Center, Nepal Handicraft Village, by Pawan Khanal (rep 12/01/2019)

Women craft makers face gender inequality, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/11/2018)

16th Handicraft Trade Fair from Wednesday (rep 13/11/2018), Handicraft Trade Fair kicks off (kp 14/11/2018), ‘Nepali handmade items will be given priority’ (kp 15/11/2018)

Bhaktapur’s potters adapt to survive: Descendants of clay lamp makers carry on an ancestral profession for the festival of lights, by Monica Deupala (nt 02/11/2018)

Handicraft Trade Fair to start from Nov 14 (kp 27/10/2018)

Export of Nepali handicrafts fall by 3 percent: India and China produce handicraft products at a much larger scale for the international market, which means the prices are comparatively lower than Nepal’s handicraft goods (kp 09/09/2018)

37th general assembly of the WCC-APR kicks off (kp 31/08/2018)

Lalitpur set to join club of Craft City (kp 17/08/2018)

Rs270 million Saarc Handicraft Design Centre to be built (kp 20/07/2018)

Dhukuti open house: ACP showcases latest Nepali handicraft (kp 11/06/2018)

FHAN lauds government efforts to promote handicraft sector: ‘Some key issues remained unaddressed’ (rep 02/06/2018)

Leg-up for handicrafts: Handicraft industry can generate jobs and encourage youths to explore livelihoods options within Nepal (ht 16/01/2018)

South Asian Handicraft festival kicks off (kp 12/01/2018)

15th Handicraft Trade Fair kicks off in KTM, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 18/11/2017), Handicraft fair ends with over Rs80m in transaction (kp 22/11/2017)

Tihar brings momentary boom for a potter family, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/10/2017)

Traditional craft dying out as technology takes over, by Anita Shrestha (ht 16/10/2017)

The Nepali paper: Lokta was widely used in Nepal until 1950s when cheap machine-made papers from India took over market and pushed this traditional paper to near extinction, by Reshu Bashyal (rep 14/10/2017)

Handicraft exports up 13pc, by Yamini Bantawa (kp 03/09/2017)

Demand for traditional handicrafts surges, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 08/06/2017)

13th IITFT Expo 2017 from next week (ht 13/04/2017)

Govt to help start 100,000 cottage industries across the country (rep 01/03/2017)

Handicraft exports increase 21pc in H1, by Sakchham Karki (kp 28/02/2017)

Exhibition of cottage industry goods opens (kp 24/02/2017), Call to promote cottage, small industries (rep 24/02/2017), Cottage industry goods fair sees 900k visitors: The six-day fair showcased goods manufactured by  cottage and small enterprises from all over Nepal, by Sakchham Karki (kp 01/03/2017)

As young move away, traditional craft dies out in Nepal (ht 12/02/2017)

Handicraft Trade Fair to start from Nov 25 (kp 21/11/2016), 14th handicraft fair kicks off (kp 26/11/2016), 14th Handicraft Trade Fair concludes (ht 30/11/2016), Handicraft Trade Fair sees Rs12m turnover (kp 30/11/2016), Handicraft fair sees transactions worth Rs 100 million (rep 30/11/2016)

Bamboo artisans in Rajbiraj struggling for survival (ht 07/11/2016)

Bhaktapur’s pottery makers struggling to keep trade alive: Pottery making is no longer the family trade for majority of the 200-odd households that live in Bola Che, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 31/10/2016)

A basket case: Can the traditional bamboo handicraft industry revitalise itself?, by Smriti Basnet (nt 28/10/2016)

Metal craft exports up on Chinese demand (kp 23/09/2016)

Revenues from handicraft exports slip marginally (kp 15/09/2016)

Handicraft entrepreneurs disappointed by budget (kp 06/06/2016)

Handicraft Trade Fair kicks off in the Capital (ht 06/05/2016), Eager participants throng 13th Handicraft Trade Fair (kp 07/05/2016), Handicraft Fair concludes (ht 10/05/2016), Handicraft Trade Fair records sales of Rs 60 million (rep 10/05/2016)

A time to every purpose: Many traditional occupations are on the verge of vanishing forever in Kathmandu, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 06/05/2016)

Handicraft business gets boost from online stores, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/05/2016)

Handicraft Trade Fair slated to open May 5 (kp 29/04/2016)

Temblor shakes down handicraft export (ht 22/03/2016)

FHAN elects new committee (ht 10/01/2016)

Handicraft traders hope for Christmas bonanza (kp 17/12/2015)

Lack of raw materials hit handicraft sector hard (kp 08/12/2015)

Post-quake Nepal struggles to preserve vanishing skills (kp 29/10/2015)

Khukuri exports cut sharplydue to highway blockage (kp 14/10/2015)

Handicrafts Trade Fair to open from Nov 26 (kp 09/10/2015)

Strikes hit handicraft business in Biratnagar, by Jitendra Shah (kp 24/08/2015)

Handicraft exports inch up 2.55pc in first half (kp 05/02/2015)

Simplify procedures: Handicraft exporters (kp 28/02/2015)

Women’s handicraft expo slated to open Saturday (kp 13/02/2015)

Handicraft training for women’s economic empowerment (ht 09/02/2015)

Dying occupation: The government needs to bring special programs for the betterment of Kumals, by Nirajan Paudel (rep 06/02/2015)

Breaking the mould: Kathmandu’s traditional metal artisans can’t survive without modern copyright laws working on their behalf, by Nhooja Tuladhar (kp 24/01/2015)

Men behind our maadals, by Jessica Rai (ht 24/01/2015)

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