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Life in Ghorka before the earthquake

I had the pleasure of visiting Muchok village in the Ghorka district for the Dashain festival in 2008. This area is right on the epicentre of the earthquake and is now in ruins. This village is difficult to reach even under normal circumstances, I remember the jeep track was extremely muddy and we had to drive through parts of the river with water entering the bus.  My thoughts go to the women and the children living here, often with the husband and father out working in Kathmandu or in the Gulf countries. I hope they are safe and able to find food and water. I found some photos that I would like to share so you can see the village life before the earthquake. 

 Written by Linn Gjelsvik Rai - former production manager for Leila Hafzi

Capturing sublime bliss


"As I dreamt and drew my first collection in Nepal back in 1997 I hoped that someday could merge the beautiful backdrops that inspired me with a collection based on local artisan crafts and the luxurious textile traditions of the Far East. The dream I had then finally came true with the pictures we shot for the Flying Silk Collection."

- Leila Hafzi