Handcrafted in the Himalaya... Brought to you down under.
Himalayan Industry is very proud to support the Himalayan Film Festival this year. The festival will give audiences a deeper understanding of the unique heritage, culture and issues confronting the region whilst exploring the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and the spirit of its people. In its second year, the festival will showcase a diverse list of films which explore themes of compassion, pilgrimage, occupation, love, peace, migration, environmental justice and human rights.
The festival will be held at the Queensland Multicultural Centre on September 6 2014, and tickets are on sale now. For more information, please visit:
Peridot (‘pear-ee-doh’) is the birthday gemstone for those born in August. The stone appears in only colour- green, although shades differ based on the iron content in it.
Peridot is the stone for happiness and prosperity- it helps increase self esteem, and let go the feeling of guilt- from past experiences.
A few days ago, my Amala (mum) told me that two handmade bracelets that I had for sale were in fact peridot and sterling silver. Having just started selling on Ebay, I couldn’t wait to post this online for sale. To view this, please visit the Ebay Listing.
I am also offering a free brocade pouch as a special gift to the buyer.
The word Rudraksha basically translates as ‘Shiva’s Tears’. The story goes that there was a demon called Tripura Sur who gained so much power that it could become invisible. Lord Brahma, Vishnu and other Gods went to Lord Shiva for help. They asked him to control the devil and conquer him.
Shiva then used his most fierce fire weapon to destroy the demon. But he knew about the devastating effect of this weapon and this brought tears to his eyes. A few of these tears fell on the earth…Wherever his tears fell, trees grew. These trees are what we call Rudraksha, meaning ‘Tears of Lord Shiva’.
Lokta is a wild-crafted, handmade artisan paper indigenous to Nepal. It is still made today using a traditional technique that involves harvesting the lokta tree bark and drying its pulp on wooden frames.
Lokta covers more than a million hectares in Nepal and the bush automatically regenerates to a fully grown 4-5 metre plant within 5–7 years, when harvested.
Although the uses of this stock of paper were largely restricted to government documents or religious texts, its use now, is wide spread.
Himalayan Industry is proud to stock this extremely beautiful stock of paper. The following products are usually stocked by us:
Notebooks (blank pages) in an assortment of colours and styles