Kharmari is a creative design studio based between France and Nepal.The focus of the design project is the rich, endless possibilities of the craft.
The designer and founder: Marie Da Cruz, is constantly looking for new inspiration and cultural shock. Inspired by her diverse journey and desire to feel surrounded by beauty, Marie is setting up innovative projects and develops an unique work in close collaboration with craftsmen.
By taking ideas from olden day tradition, designs come from an ancestral place playing with material both natural & man-made, creating pieces that align with the spirit of two strong cultural forces.
Kharmari is working in close collaboration with jewelry craftsmen in Laliptur located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Lalitpur is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts.
From prototypes to production, each piece is unique and handmade manufactured in our jewelry workshop using Kharmari’s sketches.
In exploring the affinities between traditional, rural and contemporary inspiration, between the charm of western style and the intricacy of exotic places, Kharmari constructs an aesthetic that contains echoes of distant places and older times