Himalayan imports

Our downtown shop is filled with everything from Himalayan art, jewelry, furniture, rugs, Buddhist and Hindu statuary and ritual pieces, Himalayan shamanic pieces, Singing Bowls, incense, masks, drums, clothing, malas, books, wall hangings, music, and more. We are the premiere Himalayan import shop in North America, bringing one of a kind pieces from our export company in Kathmandu Valley. Our export company in Nepal has been supplying stores worldwide for decades, and our reputation for quality and price is the foundation of our business.

Our selection of statues and Thangkas represents all the deities of the Buddhist and Hindu pantheon. From small to large, the perfect piece for your home or spiritual center. We also stock rare Hindu thangkas from the most respected Newari artists, as well as exquisite Buddhist thangkas from the best Tamang painters in Nepal. Over the years we have supplied artwork and statuary to spiritual centers throughout the USA, including teaching tours by visiting Tibetan Lamas. If your looking for that special piece for your home altar or a unique piece that can set the energy in a room, please consider us first. We also import some of the rarest primitive art carvings, authentic shamanic pieces, and unique indigenous antiques of museum quality.

Finding unusual genuine Himalayan furniture pieces is our trademark, and we find some of the rarest Tibetan pieces and ship them direct from Nepal to our Asheville shop. We also stock Tibetan rugs from our small rug factory in Kathmandu. Handmade, high quality pieces in a wide selection of sizes. We also take custom orders in any size.

We have the largest selection of Singing Bowls in North America. Our export company in Nepal ships more Singing Bowls worldwide than any other Kathmandu company. We also supply nearly every internet source for Singing Bowls, and we were the first shop in Nepal to sell Singing Bowls to the public over 4 decades ago. Our wide selection of genuine antiques is unmatched by any store in the world today, and we also stock the highest quality new bowls for the budget conscious consumer. No store in North America can match us for price or quality. We specialize in working with Sound Healers, and putting together harmonic sets. We also stock rare Nepalese Gongs, the highest quality Tingshas, and Bells, including shaman drums and bells.

From rings to bracelets, necklaces to earrings, our selection of handmade jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones offers a wide selection for all budgets. You can find rare Tibetan pieces with dZi stones, Himalayan fresh water pearls, and unique tribal pieces from the rich heritages of our Himalayan kingdom.

Our shop is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in downtown Asheville, on the corner of Wall St. and Battery Park Ave. next to the big iron statue, at #6 Battery Park Ave. We are open 7 days of the week 10am to 6pm (7pm summer and fall), but it’s not unusual for us to stay open longer at night on the weekends.

Sours: https://himalayasimport.com/
Yangdu Martino - BirGorkha Khukuri
If you came to our site looking for a top quality Khukuri knife then you definitely have come to the right place! Khukuris are probably the most functional knives in existence, due to their unusual design. If you're unfamiliar with khukuris, kindly stay and visit our site for more information about these fantastic knives.

A Khukuri (alternately spelled kukri, khukri, kukhri, cookri, kookeri) is the traditional knife of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. It is also the weapon and general-purpose tool of the Gurkhas, the world-renowned legendary fighters from the foothills of the Himalayas, who have served the British Army with great distinction since the early 1800s and fought in decisive battles in both World Wars.

Gurkhas continue to serve as elite soldiers in The Royal Gurkha Brigade of the British Army, as well as in the Indian Army and the Royal Nepalese Army.  The Gurkhas display such loyalty, endurance, tenacity and incredible bravery that sometimes just the sound of their battle cry Ayo Gorkhali! (Nepali for ' Here come the Gorkhas!' ) has caused enemy soldiers to flee in terror.  In short, they are considered by most to be the finest infantrymen in the world.

ring of himalayan imports khukuris - photo by stephen see
   
  

The Khukuri is a superior blade, both as a combat weapon and as a tool. Standard-sized khukuris are between 12 inches and 30 inches overall. The unique curve of the khukuri makes it excellent both for chopping wood and for hacking through dense jungles and forests - serving as a combination of an axe and a machete - and anything else requiring a good knife. This makes it a particularly ideal item for the outdoorsman, hunter, hiker or explorer--or anyone who needs a rugged multi-functional blade.

We do not buy from dealers but manufacture our own khukuris in our own BirGorkha factory in Surya Benai, Nepal which is the best equipped and best staffed in the country. The kamis (khukuri-smiths) at the BirGorkha factory combine traditional metal-forging techniques--the same methods which have been used for centuries--with their own clever innovation. The Himalayan Imports BirGorkha factory produces the highest quality khukuris in Nepal. Our factory foreman is the Royal Kami -- the best in Nepal (see his photo & biography here) . The khukuris we make are designed for maximum functionality and durability, and also as finely crafted pieces of art--both functionality and aesthetics are key components in the production of our khukuris. 

There is only one Himalayan Imports khukuri; and it has been declared to be the finest by experts. We manufacture the best quality khukuri coming out of Nepal today, and we go to a great deal of trouble and effort to get them from the far reaches of Nepal and to the US and European marketplaces (and to the rest of the world as well).

Kami Sherpa outside of the BirGorkha shop inspecting a khukuri in the sunlight

Because of the type khukuri we offer on a worldwide basis we cater to the discriminating collector and users who understand and appreciate fine knives, at very reasonable prices, starting at US$85 (total cost--including postage)! Of course, we also carry many more elaborate khukuris, made by the Royal Kami himself, which are more costly. Customers seeking the cheaply-made tourist-type khukuri will have to look elsewhere. Our knives are not to be confused with the somewhat shoddy, mass produced kukri from India or tourist-quality khukuri from Nepal.  And, they should not be confused with US-made imitations. There is little comparison.

For over 20 years we have been manufacturing and selling to the US and world markets the best khukuris coming out of Nepal. As the owner of HIMALAYAN IMPORTS, Yangdu Martino, is the daughter of Kami Sherpa, a Gorkha veteran (Assam Rifles), we try to make our khukuris (all of which have been blessed by Gorkha blood and prayer -- the only khukuri in the world to carry such an honour -- you can learn more about this at Blessings and ceremonies ) and operate our business in the Gorkha fashion: -- with pride, honour, integrity and excellence.

Sours: https://himalayan-imports.com/
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