Buying directly from artisans in Nepal and Thailand.
Since 1999 Sander and Christy Cohen have been traveling to Nepal and Thailand to buy directly from Tibetan, Newar and Nepalese artisans. Our staff in Nepal can visit the artisans frequently and provide them with supplies and pay them in advance for their work. As jobs are hard to come by in Nepal, Dharmashop continues to grow and strenghen our network of artists in the Kathmandu Valley. We directly purchase from 3rd generation statue makers, carpet weavers and prayer flag producers.