Hastakalaa, meaning “handmade art” in Nepali, is more than just an online shop. It’s a passion project born from a shared love for the rich cultural heritage and artistic traditions of Nepal. Founded in January 2024 by Ujwal Pokharel and Aayush Pokharel, Hastakalaa brings you a curated collection of handcrafted wooden materials, statues, stone sculptures, Nepali artefacts, thangkas, and more.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to celebrate and share the magic of Nepalese art with the world. We strive to provide a platform for artisans to showcase their talents, connect with customers directly, and earn sustainable income. We are committed to preserving traditional techniques and promoting fair trade practices.

Our Vision

We envision a future where Nepali art and craft are celebrated globally, recognized for their exquisite beauty and cultural significance. We strive to be a leading force in bridging the gap between Nepali artisans and art enthusiasts worldwide, fostering cultural exchange and understanding while promoting fair trade and sustainable practices.

Our Story

While enjoying a cup of coffee at a local cafe, Ujwal sparked the idea for Hastakalaa. He envisioned a platform that could connect talented Nepali artisans with art enthusiasts worldwide, showcasing the beauty and uniqueness of Nepali craftsmanship. He shared his vision with Aayush, whose expertise in digital marketing was the perfect complement to Ujwal’s business acumen. Together, they embarked on a journey to bring Hastakalaa to life.

Meet Our Team

Ujwal Pokharel


Aayush Pokharel


“We are still in the early stages of our journey, but we are excited to share our passion for Nepali art and craft with the world. We invite you to explore our collection, discover the stories behind each piece, and bring a piece of Nepal into your life.”