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Claire Burkert

Born in the USA, Claire Burkett has lived in Asia for over 25 years. In 1989, she founded the Janakpur Women’s Development Center, an NGO run by women artists in southern Nepal. She has worked with artisans in Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, Tibet, and the Gaza Strip to preserve and promote indigenous crafts. Her publications have focused on the traditional art, craft, and dress of Asia. Currently a crafts expert with the Poverty Alleviation Fund, she is based in Kathmandu with her husband Thomas Schrom, a designer and restorer of Himalayan buildings.

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