Aji's

Aji's is a social enterprise that empowers the elderly to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge.

See our coverage on Nepali Times, Republica, and The Kathmandu Post.

maDE with love

Each Aji’s product is hand-made by the elderly community in Nepal. The items are more than just a product. They have the touch of love and carry unique stories of life and inspiration.

For shipments to US, please visit our Etsy store. For shipments in Kathmandu, please fill out our order form.

Our products are also available at Timro Concept Store and SAARC Chamber Craft Village in Kathmandu.

 

Lumu Socks by Champa Devi Tuladhar

Lumu (लुमु) means warmth in Newari language. These are hand-knitted by 75 year old Champa Devi Tuladhar. Lumu socks are made from locally sourced wool and will bring 'lumu' to you in those cold winter months 

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu, and on Etsy in USA.

 

Dhaka Baby Bhoto Set by Pragya Shakya

Dhaka Baby Bhoto Set comes with bhoto (a traditional Nepali full sleeve coat), trouser, cap and inner vest by 71 year old Pragya Shakya. Each item is made of two layers of pure cotton fabric and traditional Nepali Dhaka fabric stitched in between. The fabric is very soft, breathable and sweat absorbable. It can be used in all seasons and is a good fit for newborns and babies up to one year old.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu.

 

Kon Organic Scrub by Anita Joshi

Kon (कों) Organic Scrub exfoliates dead skin cells in your face and body and revitalises your dull skin, leaving it soft and refreshed. It is a traditional Newari recipe made of all natural and edible ingredients: orange peel, barley, rice, lentils, chickpea, beaten rice. Mix with water and few drops of coconut oil to use. Net weight: 200 grams.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu.

 

Muda Stool by Ram Maya Maharjan

Muda (मुडा) Stool is handmade by 66 year old Ram Maya Maharjan of Siddhipur, a farming village in outskirts of Kathmandu famous for its sukul (traditional Nepalese straw mats). The straw used to make sukul and this stool is a by-product of the rice crop from Maharjan family farm. The Muda Stool weighs approximately 2.86 kgs and is 14 inches tall and 13 inches wide.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu.

 

Punté Poncho by Shakuntala Rana

The adorable Punté Poncho is handmade by 58 years old retired school teacher Shakuntala Rana. It is a trendy outwear for two to four year olds for those windy days. It is made of wool and measures 17 inches in length and 23 inches in width.

Also available for purchase at SAARC Shop in Kathmandu.

 

Nyano Frock by Anju Pant

The Nyano Frock is a beautiful hand-knitted woolen dress made by 58 years old Aji's Maker Anju Pant of Thaiba. It is perfect for your little ones aged 1 to 3 during spring or paired with stockings and sweater during winter. It comes in beautiful cherry red with more colors to follow.

Also available for purchase at SAARC Shop in Kathmandu.

 

Dori Plant Hanger by Shiro Moktan

Dori (डोरी) means rope in Nepali. Dori macrame plant hangers are made of hand-braided cotton ropes with knotted fringe, a recently revived craft that originated in the 13th century. They can be placed flat against a wall or hung from a hook in the ceiling, both indoors and outdoors. “All that is needed is some rope, your hands and your imagination,” says Shiro.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu, and on Etsy in USA.

 

Suku Mat by Ram Maya Maharjan

Suku (सुकु) is traditional Newari straw mat made by 66 year old Ram Maya Maharjan. It is hand-woven by binding straw ropes together. Ram Maya’s family has been making straw mats for generations. They hail from Siddhipur in the outskirts of Kathmandu where hay mats have been woven for centuries.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store in Kathmandu. 

 

Mheecha Pouch by Late Gyani Laxmi Manandhar

Handmade by Late Gyani Laxmi Manandhar (1927- 2019). Mheecha (म्हीचा) is traditional Newari pouch made of locally made cloth and a unique combination of threads to open and close the pouch, similar to lasso style.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu.

 

Poh Bracelet by Menuka Shrestha

Poh (पु) are handcrafted bracelets made of colorful glass beads by Menuka Shrestha. Each bracelet is made of hundreds of tiny glass beads stringed together to form a loop. The glass beads were traditionally worn by Nepalese women as a symbol of marriage. These make for great fashion accessories regardless of your marital status and gender.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu, and on Etsy in USA.

 

Dharma Chakra Magnet by Juju Ratna Tamrakar

Hand-sculpted Dharma Chakra fridge magnets by 70 year old Juju Ratna Tamrakar. Dharma Chakra (धर्म चक्र) means ‘Wheel of Law’ and represents the Buddhist eightfold path. Each piece is made with paper and clay and is approximately 6 cm in diameter.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu, and on Etsy in USA.

 

Pata Coaster by Ram Maya Maharjan

Pata Straw Coaster is a handmade kitchen coaster made by 66 year old Ram Maya Maharjan who lives in the Siddhipur, a farming village in outskirts of Kathmandu. The Pata coasters are made of straw which is a by-product of the rice crop from Maharjan family farm. The coasters is 19.8 cm in diameter and 1 cm thick.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store in Kathmandu, and on Etsy in USA.

 

Swayambhu Stupa by Juju Ratna Tamrakar

Hand-sculpted Swayambhu Stupa (स्वयम्भु ) by 70 year old Juju Ratna Tamrakar. The stupa is made of clay and lokta paper (handmade paper indigenous to Nepal).

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu, and on Etsy in USA.

 

Tapu Headwarmer by Sushila Sthapit

Hand-knitted woolen headbands by 73 year old Sushila Sthapit. Tapu (तपु) is designed to cover  the head and ears to keep them warm.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu, and on Etsy in USA.

 

Dhaka Baby Blanket by Dil Hera Tuladhar

Dhaka Baby Blanket is handmade by 83 year old Dil Hera Tuladhar. it is made of two layers of pure cotton fabric and traditional Nepali Dhaka fabric stitched in between. It can be also be used as a swaddle for babies and is reversible. The blanket is approximately 89 cm wide and 102 cm long.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store & SAARC Shop in Kathmandu.

 

Button Cowl by Rita Moktan

 
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Button Cowl is hand-knitted cowl by 58 years old Rita Moktan from Dhumbarahi neighbourhood of Kathmandu. The cowl is made of soft wool with a unique pattern and five buttons. The buttons can be in the centre or either side of the neck, giving a stylish touch. It can be worn with your sweater or coat to keep the neck area warm.

Also available for purchase at Timro Concept Store in Kathmandu.

 

Tara Puja Set by Necklace Sthapit

 
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Tara Puja Set made by 70 year old Necklace Sthapit. The set includes Pancha pata (पंच पता), Karan paka (करन पका), Pasuka (पसुका), Doncha (दोंचा), and Eta (इता) required for Tara puja ritual.

Available online in Kathmandu upon order.