centuries, the mountain people of Nepal have had
to depend on the fabric they wove for warmth, for
easy travel, and for survival. In many high mountain
areas and semi-tropical jungles, they continue to
weave what they wear. The art of weaving yak wool,
sheep wool, or vegetable products by hand has been
practiced throughout the country remains popular
today as its rugged conditions have not changed.
Hill women's dhaka shawls and the men's topi caps
are handmade. Nepalese Tibetan rugs, radi floorings,
straw mats, and pashmina shawls are some weaving
traditions that the visitor may observe in Nepal.
Bhaktapur women wove their own saris, the Sherpas
of the high Himalayas weave beautifully patterned
cloth to go with their bakkhus. This section is
particularly interesting because weavings are Nepal's
single largest export. Further information is being
added to this section.