the art of hand and mind, thus the production is very muchlow. As nature of mankind things which are not easilyavailable human are more attracted towards it. This wayhandicraft popularity has been increasing day by day.Nepal is our landlocked country and cultural andtraditional country so export of handicrafts helps to developthe country. Handicrafts are source of earning of foreigncurrency that’s why craftsman should be aware and theyshould be able to collect information about the handicraft.
1.2 Historical Background of HandicraftsAssociation of Nepal
HAN was established in 1971 to enhance and topromote handicraft trade and industry. It was registeredunder. Institution Registration Act of Nepal. It is a serviceoriented non-profitable organization of private sectorbusiness and artisans’ community. It helps its members toimprove their productivity, expand markets and introducethem to the international arena. It also works as liaisonbetween its members and the government and non-government organization. It provides pragmatic suggestionsand advice to His Majesty’s Government and its relatedagencies to formulate policy programs for the betterment of handicraft trade and industry.
1.3 Historical Background of NepaleseHandicraft
Nepalese Handicraft have been valuable part of Nepalese heritage. The historical background of NepaleseHandicraft can be traced only since the 5
century A.D.During Kiratee period Nepalese were been engaged in craftswork than in agriculture.“However it is said that as most of the handicrafts of Nepal are influenced by the Buddhist iconography of theTantric Bajrayan sector, the history of Nepalese art andcrafts is not longer then 2000 years.”