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Handmade with love: Nepali takes grandma's socks to the world

Added 11-29-20 01:04:02am EST - “Every winter, Lorina Sthapit and her cousins would warm their feet in woollen socks freshly knitted by their grandmother.” - News.yahoo.com

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Every winter, Lorina Sthapit and her cousins would warm their feet in woollen socks freshly knitted by their grandmother.

As the brightly coloured pairs stacked up in her cupboard, the 32-year-old felt inspired to share the creations with the world -- co-founding a crafts venture that not only sells such handmade products but also delves into the seldom-told lives of their mostly elderly female makers.

"Each product has a story and historical and cultural value. We want to keep their legacy and skills alive for the future," Sthapit told AFP.

"They grew up at a time when most things were handmade, not store-bought. So there is an amazing wealth of skills and experiences among people of that generation."

Aji's -- which means grandmother -- was founded in 2018 by Sthapit, her sister Irina and husband Pursarth Tuladhar, selling a variety of products including knitwear, blankets and jewellery.

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