Fact About Us & What We Do.

Hastakalaa, meaning “handmade art” in Nepali, is an online shop and platform showcasing and selling handcrafted wooden materials, statues, stone sculptures, Nepali artifacts, thangkas, and more. We aim to empower Nepali artisans, promote Nepali art and craft, and offer unique and authentic products to the world.

Hastakalaa was founded in January 2024 by Ujwal Pokharel and Aayush Pokharel, two passionate digital marketing experts individuals dedicated to preserving and sharing Nepal’s rich cultural heritage through art and craft.

Our mission is threefold: to empower Nepali artisans, promote Nepali art and craft, and offer unique and authentic products. We strive to create a sustainable future for Nepali artisans while connecting art enthusiasts worldwide with the beauty and significance of Nepali craftsmanship.

Products & Ordering

We offer a wide variety of handcrafted products, including wooden materials, statues (wooden and stone), Nepali artifacts, thangkas, and more. We curate our selection to ensure quality, authenticity, and cultural significance.

Ordering is easy! Simply browse our website, add your desired items to your cart, and proceed to checkout. We offer secure online payment options and worldwide shipping.

We are confident you’ll love your Hastakalaa purchase. However, if you are not satisfied for any reason, you can return your item within 14 days of receipt for a full refund (minus shipping costs). Please refer to our detailed return policy for more information.

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Custom Design

Yes! We are excited to collaborate with you to create one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect your unique style and vision. Send us a picture or detailed description of your desired piece, and we’ll work with you to bring it to life.

  1. Share your vision: Send us a picture or description of your desired piece.
  2. Collaborate: We’ll discuss your vision, answer questions, and gather details.
  3. Confirmation and Payment: After finalizing the design details, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive quote for your custom piece. Upon confirmation, we require an 80% advance payment to initiate the creation process. The remaining balance will be settled upon completion of the artwork.
  4. Bring it to life: Our artisans craft your piece with meticulous attention to detail.
  5. Final touches: You approve the final piece before it ships.
  6. Receive your masterpiece: Your custom creation arrives directly at your doorstep.

 The cost depends on the complexity of the design, materials used, and size. We’ll provide a quote after reviewing your request.

Typically, the process takes 4-6 weeks, depending on complexity. We’ll keep you updated on progress.

Shipping & Payment

We proudly offer worldwide shipping! Rest assured, our shipping costs are dynamically calculated at checkout, tailored to your specific location and preferred shipping method. Whether you’re across the street or across the globe, we ensure a seamless delivery experience for all our customers.

We accept secure online payments through various methods including credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal.

Yes! We occasionally offer discounts and promotions. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to stay informed.

General Inquiries

You can contact us via email at hastakalaa.com@gmail.com, phone at [ phone number], or through the contact form on our website.

Currently, we only operate online. However, we are exploring the possibility of opening a physical store in the future.

Due to logistical and safety reasons, we don’t offer public visits to our artisans’ workshops. However, we are committed to ethical sourcing and fair trade practices, ensuring our artisans receive fair compensation and work in safe and healthy conditions.