How Nepali Handicrafts are Different from the Handicrafts of India

Handicrafts of India


When you open the History Book of India in front of you on a table, you will see the Indus Valley Civilization chapter on its first page. 

Why is this chapter important to the fans of the Nepali handicrafts as well as to the fans of the Indian handicrafts living across the world? 

It tells and puts you in a position to compare the age of the Indian handicrafts with the age of Pyramid.

Pyramid is the glory of the Egyptian Civilization.

“Pyramid is the contemporary of the Indus Valley Civilization,” this is what the Indian historian says in their books. 

When the historians and the archaeologists got the hint of the Indus Valley Civilization, they carried out excavation and found out from it the hidden earthen potteries and the statue of a bronze dancing girl. 

Both items were the first handicraft items to be discovered in India, and the civilization took place in BC

But when did the Nepali Handicrafts make its entry in the history of Nepal? 

BC or AD???

You can write in your answer two words: BC as well as AD.

 In the first and the second paragraphs below, we have used the word “we” to refer to pots.


Historically, “we” belong to the Lichavi Era and “we” were found in a village in Bhaktapur in Nepal, as a result, the village was named Hadigaon; Hadi is the name of a pot in Nepali, and gaon means a village.

If you are a student, then you will know “we” are the subject matters in the first chapter of the History Book of Nepal. 

Before proceeding further, we would like to say to you, “you have known the age,” and how old is the Nepali handicraft? Still, there exists a differentiation, and we want to share that with you.

But let us tell you, we cannot keep ourselves away from clearing your doubts and making you crystal clear?

So here are the differences under this sub-heading.

Handicrafts of India 

You know India is much bigger than Nepal as you travel from Northern India to Southern India or from Western India to Eastern India across different states where cultures differ from one another, so do the handicraft items you have seen. 

This is what makes the handicrafts of India richer than that of Nepal in terms of quantity, but here is a thing, the handicrafts of Nepal are also regional like Kathmandu, which is famous for its wooden work, including rug, singing bowl, statue, and thangka; Palpa for the Dhaka products (cloth); Dharan for a Dharane Khukuri, and Biratnagar for pottery work. 


Some of the handicrafts of India you will fall into love with as soon as you see are

    • Zardozi (embroidered wear)
    • Phulkaris (girls’ wedding dress)
    • Jute products
    • Saris (many westerners, especially women like to try this once in their lifetime)
    • Puppetry (famous Rajasthani handicrafts)
  • Pattachaitra (painting on cloth)

Nepali Handicraft Industry 

Let us say to you. Neither do you find these items on our website nor do you find them on other websites in Nepal. What are the handicraft items you can buy from the Nepali Handicraft Industry? We have pointed out some of them below: Please have a look. 

Looking at these items, you may be interested in knowing about something that is not on the above list. If we are not wrong, then can you allow us to speak something about handicraft items made of bamboo? Here are some of them; you can buy these items online from India. 

  • Bamboo Ladies Purse
  • Bamboo Pen Stand
  • Bamboo Mug
  • Bamboo Glass
  • Bamboo Bags

You know these are utility items, do you like them? 

Do you also want to know something about home décor items?

Home décor items made of bamboo?? Like bamboo wall hanging scenery.

If you are a religious person who believes in having positive vibes in your body and in your home, then you should go for some Nepali handicrafts items like a singing bowl, tiger rug, and thangka.

Do you want to know the best handicraft item you can give to your friend from Nepal?


All the khukuris that the Indian and British soldiers use during their service time are built by the best hands in the world in Nepal.