Things of beauty


The stall of Heritage Nepal featuring fountains and figures of deities and animals made of fibre and polyester is another attraction at the ongoing Cottage Industry Festival and National Industrial Expo at Exhibition Hall, Bhrikuti Mandap.

“Visitors to our stall do not believe that these products are manufactured in Nepal,” said Kamal Acharya, managing director of Heritage Nepal. “Most of them feel that these products are imported and come to inquire about their various aspects. They are surprised to find out that they are made in Nepal.”

Acharya added that they were satisfied with the large number of visitors that their stall was attracting. “We joined the expo to promote our market and show what Nepalis can manufacture. We have been successful in doing so,” he said.

According to him, they have featured around 50 kinds of water fountains and sculptures at the fair. The products are priced from Rs 700 to Rs 55,000. “We also accept orders. The price depends on the design, the raw materials used and the manpower required,” said Acharya. “Till date, we have made a water fountain costing Rs 4 million for a private residence in Kathmandu.” The company employs 10 people. Acharya added that they received a one-year training in India.

Besides being attractive, the products at the stall are of high quality. According to Acharya, all the products are unbreakable and the colours used on them are guaranteed not to fade. In today’s edition of Bazaar, The Kathmandu Post features some of the water fountains and sculptures you may want to check out at the stall of Heritage Nepal.

Posted on: 2011-04-23 09:11


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