About us

Our Story

Durbar Square was born out of a deep love for Nepal's rich cultural heritage and a desire to empower the incredibly talented artisans who keep ancient traditions alive. Inspired by the majestic royal squares that dot the country – historical sites that hold centuries of stories and craftsmanship – we sought to create a platform where these artisans could share their exquisite creations with the world.

The devastating 2015 earthquake, followed by the global challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, underscored the vulnerability of these artisans' livelihoods and the importance of expanding their reach beyond traditional markets. Durbar Square emerged as a solution, providing a virtual marketplace where their handcrafted masterpieces could find new homes and appreciation.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to preserving Nepal's cultural legacy by showcasing the finest handcrafted art and treasures. We believe in fair trade practices, ensuring that our artisans receive fair compensation for their extraordinary work. And we strive to create a community of conscious consumers who value authenticity, sustainability, and the stories behind each unique piece.

Our Vision

We envision a world where the artisans of Nepal are celebrated for their exceptional talent and where their creations enrich the lives of people around the globe. We aim to be more than just an online store – we are a cultural movement, fostering connections between artisans and customers, and promoting the beauty and diversity of Nepalese heritage.

Our Commitment

We are committed to:

    • Authenticity: Every piece in our collection is handcrafted by skilled artisans in Nepal, using traditional techniques passed down through generations.
    • Sustainability: We prioritize eco-friendly practices and support initiatives that empower local communities and protect the environment.
    • Fair Trade: We ensure that our artisans receive fair wages and work in safe, dignified conditions.
    • Customer Satisfaction: We strive to provide exceptional customer service and a seamless shopping experience.

Join Us

We invite you to explore our collection and discover the beauty, craftsmanship, and heart that goes into each piece. When you purchase from Durbar Square, you're not just acquiring a unique treasure; you're supporting a sustainable livelihood, preserving cultural heritage, and making a meaningful difference in the lives of talented artisans.