There’s something about made-by-hand processes that add exclusivity and importance to a product. When artisans have spent their entire lives (or even generations!) perfect a technique, it reflects in their craftsmanship. That’s what attracted the Doti Sutra team to the calabash gourd lamp, one of the most unique products in our store.
Born in Nepal, Newari refers to a style of handmade silver jewellry featuring ornately carved patterns in metal. Artisans pay homage to tradition by crafting every piece using traditional techniques just as they have for centuries.
One of the simplest yet most stunning items we collected on our trip was a beautiful handmade shawl in Kathmandu. Everything about this shawl captivated us, from the vibrant, culturally rich patterns to the softness of the natural sheep’s wool and cotton blend.