SUPPORTING CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
ETHICAL TRADE + TOURS + CREATIVE GATHERINGS
Unique handicrafts made with love by skilled, aspiring artisans in Nepal
Creative workshops and cooking classes for the Adelaide community
Small group guided tours to "Sacred Sites & Local Life" of Nepal
ONLINE SHOP CLOSED WHILST WE ARE IN NEPAL
I will be leading my small group tour, sourcing new products and enjoying a family holiday in Nepal this March.
The online store is CLOSED 9th March to 6th April 2020.
Any orders placed during this time will not be processed until 7th April.
JOURNEY TO NEPAL WITH JOH!
11 Days / 13th - 23rd October 2019 - SOLD OUT
11 Days / 4th - 14th March 2020 - 2 SPACES LEFT!
11 Days / 12th - 22nd October 2020 - 2 SPACES LEFT!
From momos and monasteries, rickshaws and rivers to weavers and workshops, this is a unique opportunity to witness an ancient culture and country like no other!
Join Joh Sherma on this small group tour and immerse yourself in the Himalayan magic of Nepal!
WORKSHOPS & GATHERINGS
We are passionate about supporting creative communities!
Our gatherings are an opportunity for surrendering and nurturing yourself. Learning a new skill and meeting like-minded people in a welcoming environment is so beneficial for our well-being. Whether it be the discovery of a new craft or cuisine, creating something with your own hands feeds our soul!
Click on any gathering below for details and tickets!
SILK YARN BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP with Joh Sherma
SUNDAY 17th NOV 10am-1pm
Learn this unique & simple basketry showcasing recycled silk yarn from Nepal. No experience necessary to create your very own basket of contrasting texture and colour. Join Joh, owner of Kutumba, for 3 hours of connecting and creating!
Includes a light vegan morning tea and all your materials.
Kutumba is kinsfolk in Nepali
Kutumba supports social enterprises and small family businesses that empower, employ and enrich artisans via the ethical trade of their exquisite, unique handicrafts.
We are passionate about sustaining traditional skills of ancient crafts whilst promoting contemporary designs made with repurposed waste materials.
We are blessed to hand pick our treasures direct from the source in our homeland Nepal.
Sharing the Love
So many of you have asked over the years and now I am super chuffed to share with you this amazing recipe of the Raw Carrot Cake we used to serve in store and now serve from time to time in our creative workshops!
Many years ago, my best friend would make this delicious treat regularly and we would enjoy a slice with a cup of tea at our catch-ups. Dilli and I then began serving in our store in Largs Bay to complement our Masala Chiyaa and Nepali Coffee.
The chewy carrot layer with the lemony cashew cream is a hit with all who taste it!
We closed our brick and mortar store in Semaphore in May 2019 to focus on flexible alternative trading and Joh's small group tours to Nepal.
Our website will soon be updated with new stock and we will soon be welcoming new stockists of our treasures!
You can find a selection of our goodies including our Masala Chiyaa at the OmMade Meet The Maker store in the Adelaide Central Market Arcade! This is a unique collective of creators and curators of handmade artisan wares. You can also find our Masala Chiyaa at OmMade Organic Skincare on Port Road at Hindmarsh.
Our creative gatherings and workshops are currently held at the Concept Studio in Grange!
CatarAct of Kindness Project
Through the sales of generously donated books we have funded 30 cataract surgeries in Nepal!
Our good friends at Himalayan Quests Foundation have changed the lives of thousands in remote rural areas of Nepal at their annual free health clinics. Volunteer local and international medical professionals provide otherwise unattainable services in general health, eyes, dental, women's health and physiotherapy.
We are so honoured to have the support of our local community to give the gift of sight.
Here are some of the recipients post surgery recently, as a part of the May 2018 Health Camp.
Read more -HERE-