YakYakYakNepal

Himalayan Jewelry & Handicrafts

Dumfries, Virginia · 37 Sales

YakYakYakNepal

Himalayan Jewelry & Handicrafts

Dumfries, Virginia 37 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(11)
Cordula Sturm Dahal

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Cordula Sturm Dahal

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5 out of 5 stars
(11)
jabakariaba

jabakariaba on Sep 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Like it.Very fast delivery.Thank you very much

selke99

selke99 on May 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Little pieces of folk art! Love them.

selke99

selke99 on May 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These are a fun and unique little incense holders! Love the rhino:)

Julie Breaux

Julie Breaux on Nov 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received my ring today - and it is beautiful! It arrived earlier than expected. Will shop this Etsy store again.

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About

Original Wearable Art & Vintage Himalaya

Namaskar!

Many years ago, Anil and I had a dream to bring the beauty of North Indian classical Kathak, Himalayan folk, Tibetan Buddhist, and Bollywood dance to wider audiences. We started two studios in Nepal, and over the course of many years that vision eventually became Utpalasia, which is now an established performing and teaching institution for South and Southeast Asian cultural arts located in the Washington, DC area.

The ornamentation, jewelry, and costumes we wore during our programs were our own products and fascinated audiences as much as our performances did. Our Pujanil line of sterling silver Buddhist jewelry and Sangrila Nepal series were so unique that artists in Nepal often copied our designs for their own use! We also loved scouring old shops for rare finds on our trips home. Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, and valley villages still hold untold vintage treasures waiting to be discovered.

All of our items embody some aspect of the rare Himalayan spirit, be it ritual, religious, or functional in nature. We love bringing people and wearable art together!

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  • Cordula Sturm Dahal

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I’m a German-born, multilingual Nepali-in-training and the executive director of Utpalasia. Raised and educated under many cultures and religions around the world, I'm a believer in style vs. fashion and designs with personality.

  • Bhim "Anil" Dahal

    Maker, Designer

    Anil is from the middle hills of Nepal and is the artistic director of Utpalasia. He manages material supplies and has a keen eye for unique findings and pendants for our Tibetan necklaces.

  • Tasherit Sturm Dahal

    Maker, Designer

    Tasherit is our senior dancer and assistant instructor at Utpalasia. Her special talent is creating Himalayan earrings that keep their traditional flavor while having a modern, hip look.

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