Organization - Yala Mandala

Yala Mandala
Basic Information
English Yala Mandala
Local language यला मन्दला
Country Nepal
Category Museum Educational Institution
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Documentation
Education and Training
Promotion
Revitalization
Established year 2010
Objectives

Yala Mandala is an urban artisan village comprising of a gallery, cafe, arts residency program, and handicraft workshop which aims to contemporize tradition.

Specific objectives are as follows:

  • Mutual cultural exchange of idea, learning, and development between Yala Mandala and collaborating bodies,
  • Preservation of  cultural  heritage  (tangible  and  intangible)  and  production  of content and products without hampering the culture,
  • Sustaining a brand and social media presence that strengthens local communal bond and heritage conservation,
  • Managing a cafe in a culturally rich environment while sustaining and promoting local cultural heritages,
  • Developing new handicraft products, while sustaining and promoting local cultural heritages,
  • Organize multiple art, culinary, and musical workshops/events to highlight tangible and intangible cultural heritages.
Introduction

We started with our handicrafts workshops in 1990. Then, we brought everything under the Yala Mandala brand in 2010.

Yala Mandala (which means Patan city) explores, designs, develops, and distributes variety of products (jewelry, buttons, knitwear, paper, and various lifestyle products) and  services inspired by local art, culture, and heritage, and showcases these skills at the international stage using designs that not only match modern aesthetics with traditional  skills, but incorporating innovative ideas, and con-temporizing tradition.

Yala Mandala also preserves and promotes intangible local and traditional art and architecture by hosting events in abandoned or neglected buildings. At Yala, it is not only the products but the atmosphere and the energy of the place that one can experience, especially during various musical, artistic, and culinary events.

Yala Mandala is committed to producing the highest quality Nepali handicrafts. We specialize in in-house production of handmade jewelry, natural buttons, knit wears, paper products and accessories, and collaborate with independent craftsmen to produce rugs, candles, paintings, bath and beauty products, and much more. In addition to certain finished items, we have long worked with various clients to create custom-designed products to suit their needs.

Major Activities

Yala designs, develops, and manufactures products that are inspired by the local community and heritage, while at the same time incorporating new, innovative ideas. We structure all of our activities centred on close collaborations with both local artisans and innovative designers in our creative environment.

Yala also manages a cafe in a culturally rich environment while sustaining and promoting local cultural heritages, developing new handicraft products, while sustaining and promoting local cultural heritages. We also organize multiple art, culinary, and musical workshops/events to highlight tangible and intangible cultural heritages.

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/yala.mandala/

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/YalaMandalaNepal/

 

Contact Information (Organization)
Website www.yalamandala.com
Address Kwalkhu Road, Patan
Tel +977 1-5536690
Fax
E-mail mandala.yala@gmail.com

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