Nepal is a mixture of cultures and customs. With different cultural gifts to take home, you need to be careful what you buy and for whom do you buy it for.The different age sets in Nepal require different cultural gifts,The six perfect cultural gifts to take home in Nepal are.
Carpets are widely used in Nepal, they symbolize the beauty of a home. When traveling back home in Nepal it is important you buy a carpet as a gift for your family.The carpet can be a door carpet or a big carpet to fit a room, it should symbolize harmony and love since that is the beauty of the Nepalese people. It is also a culture to remove your shoes before you step into someone else house.
When visiting a home in Nepal it is good you carry some fruits and some power mix like the Indian ones known as the Horlicks.It is rude to visit someone home in Nepal empty handed and since Nepal people are generous and friendly.Buy all kind of vegetables and groceries when you arrive in Nepal and take them home with you.It is considered a cultural respect to give a gift of food stuff to a home you visit.This is true because Nepalese like sharing their meals even without asking you if you want.(image by scott.snaps).
The topi is the national cap of Nepal, and it is considered part of the national dress for men. Buying a topi as a gift and giving it to the men in your home is considered an honor, since it shows that you respect the care about Nepal. Most of this cap is won when going for an occasion and also when going somewhere for dinner. The beauty of the cap is that it makes you show your affection to the Nepalese people and the nation.
Another gift that you can take home with you is music, most of Nepalese love listening to music you can buy the Nepal music with cultural meaning as a gift to the elders and for the young ones you can buy the popular USA music since things are changing. The Nepal melodic music is always listened to by the Nepalese and they respect their music culture very much. The folk songs are always a reminder of how beautiful and simple is Nepal.
Arts and crafts.
Nepal loves arts and most of the arts are displayed in the temples and monuments, some of them in their homes. The Nepalese believes in the beauty of art and that’s a gift you can take home with. Any form of painting or art is received with such happiness and joy as long as it does not provoke the culture of the Nepalese people. (image by INDIVIDUELL MÄNNISKOHJÄLP).
Jewelry have custom and culture, meaning in Nepal and it is viewed is one of the bets git you can take home with you when going to visit.
With the diverse culture in Nepal, cultural gifts are fading away creating new modern kind of gifts. The above list still shows that culture will always be part of the Nepalese people.
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