A new store has brought the Far East to Ballard.
Himalayan Treasures (1708 NW Market Street) opened its doors last week and owner, Sushil Mulepati, invited the Ballard News-Tribune to view the intricate and exotic items inside. The store celebrates the craftsmanship of Nepal, Tibet, Buddhism and Hinduism.
Mulepati is from Nepal and lived there most of his life until a five-year stint in Hawaii. He recently moved to Seattle to be with his family. Mulepati has been collecting the artifacts for most of his life and maintains close relationships with craftspeople in Nepal. He sources many of his items from non-profit organizations and artisans. Mulepati also owns a tour company that leads groups in Nepal and Tibet.More ›