NIWF concludes the 2- Day program focused on “Orientation based on generating Income through traditional Indigenous Knowledge and Skills”
The program was conducted in Laprak, Gorkha under the support of the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI). We are much grateful to the indigenous women of the Gurung Community for their keen interest in learning during the program and becoming a beacon of tradition- preservation.
Predominant in sheep rearing, the Gurung Community also makes beautiful and durable wool products in the community. As seen in the fourth picture, a young Gurung Boy shields himself with protective water-repellent covering made of sheep wool.
The lightweight covering not only shields him from the wind but the cold and harsh sunlight as well. The women in the Gurung community are also skilled in weaving beautiful ornate cloths made of sheep wool.