Author Archives: Himalayan Merchandise

Things To Know Before Hanging Tibetan Prayer Flags

Things you need to know before hanging a tibetan prayer flag at your home

Tibetan prayer flags are colourful rectangular cloths with various symbols and mantras traditionally handpainted or printed on them. You can easily find them strung about on strings on trails around stupas and even the Himalayas. The prayer flags that you see are a distinctive feature of Tibetan Buddhism. With a slight wind, they flutter and […]

Why Folk Art Paintings Of Mithila Need To Be Promoted

Why folk art paintings of mithila need to be promoted

The art form of folk art is associated with the common man who makes it. It relates to a particular society, caste, and religion and is practised as a ritual by a group within the periphery of the society. But the geographical and cultural factors of Mithila did not assist in creative activities. As a […]

How Sound Healing Can Help Balance The 7 Chakras?

How sound healing can help balance the 7 chakras

We have all experienced the ways in which sound can impact the way we feel. A sudden loud noise can startle us making our heart skip a beat, and soothing sounds like pleasant music or the ocean waves can help us relax. Sound has vibrations that can affect our bodies. Some specific frequencies can be […]

How are Incense Sticks Made?

How are incense sticks made

Incense is aromatic biotic material that releases fragrant smoke when burnt. Most people are familiar with agarbatti sticks used widely in South Asian regions, especially Nepal and India. It is widely popular in Hindu and Buddhist religions, but also plays a vital part in ancient Judaism, Roman/Catholic churches, and Islamic cultures. It comes in sticks, […]

Handmade Vs Machine-made Singing Bowls

Hand Made vs Machine Made Singing Bowls

Singing bowls have become very popular these days. The demand for singing bowls is growing rapidly in the market. They are easy to find, use, and are unique in designs and functions. The singing bowl comes with a mallet and a cushion. The mallet is used to play the bowl and the cushion is to […]

Slow Fashion And Why It Matters

Slow fashion and why it matters

Do you ever wonder where your clothes come from and go? If you think about the lifeline of one piece of your clothing, it will usually look like this. Somewhere in a rural, faraway place, farmers grow and harvest the crop that your clothing material comes from. They spend months watering the plants, keeping them […]

10 Benefits of Using Natural Handmade Soap

10 benefits of using natural handmade soap

Soap is something that almost every person uses, several times a day in most cases. It is a primary tool for cleaning and preventing the transmission of some bacterial and viral diseases. The word ‘soap’ is used for all varieties of skin cleansers, solid, liquid, or even powder. Within these categories, there are various colours, […]

What Is The Historical Significance Of Mithila Art

What is the historical significance of Mithila Art

Overview: Mithila, a region in the mid-west of Nepal and the state of Bihar in northern India has an important tradition of knowledge in the form of paintings. Mithila paintings (also known as Madhubani paintings) have been practised by the women of the region through the centuries and today it is considered as a living […]

Sound Healing Using Tibetan Singing Bowls

Sound healing using tibetan singing bowls

From ancient times, people used singing bowls for their deep and pleasant sound and rich vibrations. When a wooden rim is rubbed in a circular motion around the rim of the bowl, it creates a soothing sound that lingers long after it stops playing. They are believed to have many health benefits and also assist […]

What is Conscious Fashion?

What is conscious fashion

Fashion is one of the most exploitative industries on the planet. This $2.5 trillion dollar industry has seen tremendous growth over the last decades, just as it has grown up to produce 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions. According to UNECE, 2018, 85% of all textiles go to the dump each year.  It is also the […]