Snakes & Shanti
This is the story so far..
My first 5 years were spent in Nepal and I believe that they had a lasting effect on my out look on life.
A place where living is simple, families live in communities and the jungle is your backyard.
The years I spent in Nepal as a child are some of my strongest and most cherished memories.
A part of my heart that felt lost and suppressed, felt refilled, with love, with joy and the cherished memories of my childhood came flooding back.
The smells, the sights, the tastes of fresh brewed chai and dal bhat, the embraces and love from all of my long lost family. A large part of me was home.
I was feeling inspired and my heart was now open to life.
The idea of Snakes and Shanti was then brought to life whilst I was traveling in 2017 back to Nepal, through India and visiting South American along the way.
I was inspired by the culture of the Peruvian’s shamanic influences and the intricate hand crafted textiles.
Re-visiting Nepal, seeing all the beautiful hand made crafts and ancient stupa temples awoke a feeling inside of me.
Memories of a young girl visiting Kathmandu, my mother and father would often take me to the tailors in let me choose a t-shirt to get hand embroidered. I chose a tiger every time. From this memory Snakes and Shanti was born.