Videos & Photo Essays
The Himalayas have a rich tradition of hard work & creativity. Community living, music, crafts, art and labour are intrinsic to the people of the Himalayas. From weaving & knitting to farming & horticulture. From hydro-electricity & food processing to tourism & conservation, human industry is reflected in a myriad ways in the Himalayan region. We have taken a tiny slice of our rich heritage and presented it on this site.
There are over 400 makers & craftswomen, planters, chefs, blenders and workers in the Himalayan region who work with us to develop the products you see on this site.
Living lives that are hard, facing an environment that is as daunting as it is inspirational, Himalayan people have always made products that reflect their subtle aesthetic and resilient nature. For generations these crafts, weaves, techniques and tastes have been nestled in the high mountains, matured through the ages yet fresh in their appearance. These pages give you a glimpse into the traditions of the Himalayan People.
HIMALAYAN PHOTO ESSAY 2016
The creativity & industry of people from the region.
Indian High Commission UK & Himalayan People's 2016 Roadshow
Koolaah: The people behind the product
Our Story in Pictures...
Tea Gardens, Kangra Valley
Handlooms & weavers in Kullu Valley, North India
Our Koolaah Makers in remote hills across parts of Himachal, India
Artists working in Monastries near Dharamshala
Our Makers & Crafts women. Chamba Valley, North India
Designs from the Featherheads brand from exotic Nagaland.
Workshops with Koolaah Makers Rangcha village, India
Shimla Town- Seat of the Government Establishment and company offices
London Exhibitions @ Earl's Court and other venues.