The ghada is woven in narrow strips, with an interesting technique for creating the textured bands that run weft-wise. Continue reading
The ghada is a cloth used for carrying light loads in the area of the Annapurnas where I lived for a couple of months. Adjacent corners are knotted together, Continue reading
I was intrigued to find Bhutanese yathra-style jackets for sale in Kathmandu. Enquiring of the shopkeeper, I was told that they are woven further out in the Kathmandu valley by ethnic Nepalis, not Bhutanese immigrants.
Dhaka cloth can be woven with the pattern threads inlaid along with a ground weft thread, or only using only pattern threads in the weft, which produces an effect like tapestry. Continue reading
This weaver had set up outside a shop in the bus park at Burtibang, a transport hub town in western Nepal. Her loom set-up was very similar to the backstrap looms used in Bhutan, Continue reading
Here are some of the students of Shree Lali Gurans Primary School showing off the locally-woven bags they use for their school books. Continue reading