WCC-APR 37th General Assembly, 2018

29 August - 02 September, 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal

Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal

Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal was established in 1972 to enhance and promote handicraft trade and industry. Originally, its name was Handicraft Association of Nepal (HAN). It is registered under Institution Registration Act of Nepal. It is a service-oriented non-profit organization of private sector business and artisan community. It helps its members to improve their productivity, explore markets and introduce them to the international arena. It also works as a liaison between its members and the Government and Non-Government Organizations. It is consist of over 1500 artists/ artisans, entrepreneurs, industrialists, exporters, traders of Nepalese Handicrafts.


  • Work towards the development, promotion & growth of the handicraft industry and trade.
  • Encourage Nepalese artisans to adopt traditional handicrafts production as a profession, so as to preserve their cultural heritage, revive it, and promote it worldwide.
  • Strive towards upgrading the quality of handicrafts, through innovation and design intervention, to meet the demand of the local & international markets.
  • Urge the Nepalese Government to support the handicrafts sector by formulating policies/programs suitable to the development of handicraft industry and trade.

Exporting Handicrafts of Nepal

1. Pashmina Products
2. Woolen Goods
3. Felt Products
4. Silk Products
5. Cotton Goods
6. Hemp Goods
7. Allo Goods
8. Dhaka Products
9. Miscellaneous Textile Products
10. Silver Jewelry
11. Metal Craft
12. Handmade Paper Products
13. Wood Craft
14. Glass Products 
15. Bone & Horn Products
16. Crystal Products
17. Ceramics Products
18. Leather Goods
19. Incense
20. Plastic Items
21. Paubha (Thanka)
22. Beads Items
23. Stone Craft
24. Bamboo Products