Lee Birch Woodcarving Studio


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Lee Birch Woodcarving Studio

The Kathmandu Valley is famous for its Newar woodcarvers, who are part of a woodworking tradition that dates back to the 10th century. The master carvers train for years to perfect their craft and the result is some of the finest craftsmanship you are likely to find almost anywhere. Find ornate panels, mirror frames, tables, bookshelves and much more, and take home a true masterpiece.


Kathmandu offers everything from luxury boutiques and shopping centres to bargain outlets and outdoor markets. Visitors can shop for designer clothing or interesting souvenirs, but where the city really shines is in handicrafts and antiques: everything from scroll paintings and metalwork to handwoven cloths, gems, incense, teas and spices. Of course, adventurers can also find their share of trekking gear shops to prepare for their mountain expeditions.