Jyoti Upadhyay for Kaligarh Jewelry
Kaligarh, in Nepal, was established by Jyoti with a mission to create opportunities for craftsmen and women in the Himalayan region. As a company, they pay tribute to the art and artisans of the region, both ancient and contemporary, playing with motifs and designs inherited from generations past, re-crafting them into new forms. Through their jewelry lines, Kaligarh aims to promote the work of Himalayan artisans and help to revive fading artistic traditions The Valley of Kathmandu,has long been a hub of artistic activity It is here that Kaligarh was conceived, and today they work with craftsmen and women to bring their creations to a global audience. Each Kaligarh product is handmade by small-scale artisans in Nepal and throughout the Himalaya. The artisan is at the center of the company and by working with them on a one-to-one basis, they look to cultivate a positive sense of identity while enhancing their incomes- ultimately seeking to create opportunities in Nepal, so people don’t have to look elsewhere.