Nepali handicrafts are produced following traditional methods, passed on from generations to generations. A set of ancestral heritage passed on from ancestors to forefathers to grandfather to father and to son. It continues and this continuity provides it the essence to remain distinct while reflecting and preserving diverse cultural values, indigenous aspects and traditions of Nepali lifestyle. Along with helping in the conservation of national heritage and culture, handicraft development creates employment opportunities and thereby contributes in alleviating poverty. Export of handicraft products has been growing since the last three decades. Arts and crafts is one of the major exporting industry of Nepal, earning foreign exchange and providing employment to thousands of Nepalis craftsmen, artisans, promoters and businessmen and generating revenue for the government.