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.

Read about us on Nepali Times 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.

 

Lumu Socks

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 

 

Dori Plant Hangers

Dori (डोरी) means rope is Nepali language. Dori plant hangers are macrame products made of cotton ropes that add a bohemian touch to your space. “All that is needed is some rope, your hands and your imagination,” says Shiro Moktan, the maker of Dori.

 

Suku Mat

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 Sanogaon in the outskirts of Kathmandu where hay mats have been woven for centuries. 

 

Mheecha Pouch

Handmade by 91-year-old Gyani Laxmi Manandhar. 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.

 

Poh Bracelets

Poh (पु) are handcrafted bracelets made of colorful glass beads by 55 year old 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.

 

Dharma Chakra Magnets

Hand-sculpted Dharma Chakra magnets by 70 year old Juju Ratna Tamrakar. Dharma Chakra (धर्म चक्र) means ‘Wheel of Law’ and represents the Buddhist eightfold path.

 

Swayambhu Stupa

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).

 

Tapu Headbands

Hand-knitted woolen headbands by 72 year old Sushila Sthapit. Tapu (तपु) is designed to cover  the head and ears to keep them warm.  

Tara Puja Set

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.