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A touch of class
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Nepal, Jan. 11 -- Youngsters today aren't very keen on wearing traditional jewelry. They don't appreciate their aesthetics and the handcrafting that goes behind making these pieces. Sameer Shakya, one of the founders of Maya Handicrafts Jewelry, mentions that a lot of our traditional jewelry designs can't be made anymore because the skills required to make them have been lost. "If we don't do anything about it, a lot of other designs and pieces can also face the same fate," he says.
Sameer and his wife Yasmin are currently working to make these pieces cool again. The two of them started Maya Handicrafts Jewelry about a year ago. All of their products borrow traditional Nepali designs and are made in silver. Yasmin, who lived in the Nethe...
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