Stone sculpture is seen everywhere in Kathmandu vallery. If one visits the historical sites of the Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, one can see and appreciate the many stone sculptures of deities, animals, serpents, people, bells, water fountains, vessels, dwarfs, and Garudas (mythical half-bird half-human creatures) that were made during the Malla era.
It is the Nepalese people themselves who have fueled the growth of this form stone sculpture art.
Stone Carvers are used to working with traditional themes and images. Deities, serpents, yogis, oxen, lions, and the Buddha are some of the images that they work mostly Now a days. Nearly all-Nepalese stone sculptures are of a religious character. It seems that the artists themselves were greatly imbued with a feeling of religious devotion.
The stone Buddhas from Nepal are sculpted from a harder grey stone found in the Kathmandu valley. Many of these Nepalese Buddhas statues are Sakyamuni Buddha , sage of the Shakya clan. These are often very detailed carvings with intricate robes, auspicious symbols, dragons, & inscribed at the base with the prayer mantra of Chenzrig . It is said that one who recites this mantra will be saved from all dangers.
Himalayan Mart is an only online shop for stone statues in Nepal who is trying to preserve the long tradition of stone carving and expose these extreme cultural heritage of Nepal.
Our collection of stone statues are hand made by local craftsmen in Patan and sculpted from a harder grey stone found in the Kathmandu Vallery. All the stone statue in our collectionThese statues are hand carved, and hand finished with the same tools and techniques used for hundreds of years by generations of craftsmen.