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Tihar brings momentary boom for a potter family, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/10/2017)

Traditional craft dying out as technology takes over, by Anita Shrestha (ht 16/10/2017)

The Nepali paper: Lokta was widely used in Nepal until 1950s when cheap machine-made papers from India took over market and pushed this traditional paper to near extinction, by Reshu Bashyal (rep 14/10/2017)

Handicraft exports up 13pc, by Yamini Bantawa (kp 03/09/2017)

Demand for traditional handicrafts surges, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 08/06/2017)

13th IITFT Expo 2017 from next week (ht 13/04/2017)

Govt to help start 100,000 cottage industries across the country (rep 01/03/2017)

Handicraft exports increase 21pc in H1, by Sakchham Karki (kp 28/02/2017)

Exhibition of cottage industry goods opens (kp 24/02/2017), Call to promote cottage, small industries (rep 24/02/2017), Cottage industry goods fair sees 900k visitors: The six-day fair showcased goods manufactured by  cottage and small enterprises from all over Nepal, by Sakchham Karki (kp 01/03/2017)

As young move away, traditional craft dies out in Nepal (ht 12/02/2017)

Handicraft Trade Fair to start from Nov 25 (kp 21/11/2016), 14th handicraft fair kicks off (kp 26/11/2016), 14th Handicraft Trade Fair concludes (ht 30/11/2016), Handicraft Trade Fair sees Rs12m turnover (kp 30/11/2016), Handicraft fair sees transactions worth Rs 100 million (rep 30/11/2016)

Bamboo artisans in Rajbiraj struggling for survival (ht 07/11/2016)

Bhaktapur’s pottery makers struggling to keep trade alive: Pottery making is no longer the family trade for majority of the 200-odd households that live in Bola Che, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 31/10/2016)

A basket case: Can the traditional bamboo handicraft industry revitalise itself?, by Smriti Basnet (nt 28/10/2016)

Metal craft exports up on Chinese demand (kp 23/09/2016)

Revenues from handicraft exports slip marginally (kp 15/09/2016)

Handicraft entrepreneurs disappointed by budget (kp 06/06/2016)

Handicraft Trade Fair kicks off in the Capital (ht 06/05/2016), Eager participants throng 13th Handicraft Trade Fair (kp 07/05/2016), Handicraft Fair concludes (ht 10/05/2016), Handicraft Trade Fair records sales of Rs 60 million (rep 10/05/2016)

A time to every purpose: Many traditional occupations are on the verge of vanishing forever in Kathmandu, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 06/05/2016)

Handicraft business gets boost from online stores, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/05/2016)

Handicraft Trade Fair slated to open May 5 (kp 29/04/2016)

Temblor shakes down handicraft export (ht 22/03/2016)

FHAN elects new committee (ht 10/01/2016)

Handicraft traders hope for Christmas bonanza (kp 17/12/2015)

Lack of raw materials hit handicraft sector hard (kp 08/12/2015)

Post-quake Nepal struggles to preserve vanishing skills (kp 29/10/2015)

Khukuri exports cut sharplydue to highway blockage (kp 14/10/2015)

Handicrafts Trade Fair to open from Nov 26 (kp 09/10/2015)

Strikes hit handicraft business in Biratnagar, by Jitendra Shah (kp 24/08/2015)

Handicraft exports inch up 2.55pc in first half (kp 05/02/2015)

Simplify procedures: Handicraft exporters (kp 28/02/2015)

Women’s handicraft expo slated to open Saturday (kp 13/02/2015)

Handicraft training for women’s economic empowerment (ht 09/02/2015)

Dying occupation: The government needs to bring special programs for the betterment of Kumals, by Nirajan Paudel (rep 06/02/2015)

Breaking the mould: Kathmandu’s traditional metal artisans can’t survive without modern copyright laws working on their behalf, by Nhooja Tuladhar (kp 24/01/2015)

Men behind our maadals, by Jessica Rai (ht 24/01/2015)

SAARC Handicrafts Expo slated to start Thursday (kp 19/11/2014), SAARC handicrafts exhibition kicks off (kp 21/11/2014), SAARC Handicraft Expo kicks off: Industry minister assures of providing land for ‘Handicraft Villages’ in all five development regions (ht 21/11/2014), Handicraft expo helps to boost regional ties, by Suman Bashyal (kp 22/11/2014), Handicraft expo records sales of Rs 100 million (kp 25/11/2014)

Traditional thangka schools create healthy jobs for women, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/11/2014)

SAARC handicrafts expo, trade fair from Nov 20 (kp 07/11/2014)

Modern technology, plastic ‘sideline’ traditional potters, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/10/2014)

Dearth of clay worries Bhaktapur potters, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/10/2014)

Handicraft products worth Rs 5.32 billion exported last fiscal year (rep 28/08/2014)

Handicrafts Trade Fair slated to start Nov 20 (kp 22/08/2014)

Handicraft exports surge (kp 14/06/2014)

Handicrafts gaining ground in local market (kp 05/03/2014)

Export of few handicraft products surges (ht 16/01/2014)

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