The centuries old tradition of Nepali weaving has been threatened by the mass commercialization and production of synthetic and genetically engineered fibers. We’ve taken great efforts to preserve and honor traditional artisans. Our 4 looms were built by Manik Silpakar, a local 75 year old carpenter. They were built by hand without electric power tools as it was centuries ago. The 4 wooden looms are hand-operated and vary in sizes from 33, 36, 48 and 60 inches.
The 60 inch loom is the largest made in Kathmandu to date. It was specially built to produce special designs from designer and clients.
It took years and a community-wide effort to create Maya Looms but the dream is now real. Each new project ensures the continuing tradition of authentic craftsmanship.