Khandbari, a city located in the eastern part of Nepal, is known for its rich cultural heritage and agricultural practices. Among the various handicrafts produced in Khandbari, sheep’s wool cheek, locally known as ‘Redi’, is very popular. Made from the wool of sheep reared in the region, Radi is woven using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. Radi are available in various sizes, colors and designs and are known for their durability, warmth and softness. Radi production is not only an important source of income for local artisans, it also promotes the preservation of traditional weaving techniques and the use of locally sourced materials. Radi produced in Khandbari reflects the city’s cultural heritage and the importance of sustainable, community production practices.
Photo: Bipin Shrestha