The George Washington University
The Tibetan carpet industry of Nepal, once one of the country's leading exports, is quickly becoming unprofitable and uncompetitive compared to regional competitors. This is a trend that started over a decade ago, but requires renewed focus due to current alarming trends. My objective was to uncover why carpet manufacturers in Nepal are suffering from a decline in sales, and what separates the manufacturers who are still in business from those who are not. I stayed in the community of Boudha, where most of the carpet business owners live or work, and conducted interviews and electronic written correspondences with several business owners. I also conducted thorough research of written material, including contemporary news publications, scholarly journals, and books.
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Becker, Dustin, "Tattered: Why the Tibetan Carpet Industry of Nepal Is Declining, and How To Mend It" (2011). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 1235.
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Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples