For jewelry or home decor sure to get compliments, this vendor is a must see. In addition to stunning jewelry in coral, turquoise, silver, bronze, and stones of all colors, you’ll find tribal statues and curiosities you can’t find elsewhere. The owner, from Tibet, is passionate about his culture and all it offers, and takes great pride in sharing his treasures. A handmade Tibetan singing bowl, ritual artifacts, decorative items and arts will be a meaningful addition to your home, or as a unique gift.
Q: How and when did you get started with vending?
A: I started vending in 2009 when I went to a flea market and fell in love with everything there. I wanted to start my own booth and decided what better than to inform people of my culture while selling it as well.
Q: What did you do before workwise?
A: I used to have an arts and crafts business in Nepal before I started in America.
Q: What is your most memorable vending moment?
A: It’s hard to name just one. I am usually content as long as the customer leaves with a smile on their face as well as some newfound knowledge about Himalayan culture.
Q: What is your favorite market in the world?
A: I love the markets in Nepal. They are just rich with culture and ripe from passion.
Q: Why are you so passionate about markets?
A: There aren’t too many people that know just how beautiful the Himalayan culture is and I’d like to spread the beauty of it through markets, which combine the best aspects of a shop with the liveliness of the outdoors.
Q: When you were a kid what did you want to be, and why?
A: I mainly just wanted to learn as life went on. I didn’t have an exact goal nor did I have a fixed plan. I like to accept life’s surprises and go on adventures.
Q: When someone comes to your booth what should they ask you?
A: They should always ask for the meaning behind whatever piece they’re interested in because every single one of my arts contain a story that very much needs to be told.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in NYC, and why?
A: I would say that vending and enlightening people about my culture is probably my favorite thing to do in NYC.