Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal

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About Us


Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal was established in 1972 to enhance and promote handicraft trade and industry. Originally, its name was Handicraft Association of Nepal (HAN). It is registered under Institution Registration Act of Nepal. It is a service oriented non-profit organization of private sector business and artisan community. It helps its members to improve their productivity, explore markets and introduce them to the international arena. It also works as liaison between its members and the Government and Non-Government Organizations.


  • To work towards steady growth of handicraft trade and industry.
  • To encourage Nepalese artisans to adopt handicraft production as their profession by preserving Nepalese cultural heritage and to popularize it in the World.
  • To strive towards enhancing the quality of handicraft goods & its productivity.
  • To provide pragmatic suggestions and advice to His Majesty’s Government and its related agencies to formulate policy/programs for the betterment of handicraft trade & industry.
  • To popularize & promote handicraft products.



  • Organize seminars, symposiums and conferences on various topics relevant to strengthening the handicraft trade & industry.
  • Organize exhibition and trade fairs to highlight handicraft products & create public awareness in its usage.
  • Activate and increase contacts with National and International Agencies for the growth of handicraft trade & industry.
  • Explore additional markets for the handicraft products.
  • Institute award in recognition of highest export and best craftsmanship.
  • Arrange participation in international trade fairs & exhibitions for its members.
  • Publication of news bulletins, books, catalogues, members’ directory and other materials relevant to promote handicraft trade & industry.
  • Act as catalytic agent for management of training programmes for the benefit of its members.
  • Documentation & dissemination of information regarding handicraft trade & industry.

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