Muna Gurung brought Bhusan Shilpakar to do the contemporary branding and packaging of the elegant glass jars which contributes to the exotic image Āmāko has built for itself within one year.
She looks at her mother affectionately, and says: “I now understand my mother better, not just as a mother but as a woman with her own needs and hopes.”
With a sparkle in her eyes Bhimi Gurung also shares her gratitude: “At 69, my life has changed completely. Thanks to my daughter, I am living the happiest and most satisfying moments of my life.”
Āmāko pickles are available at: Maya Ko Chino, Jhamsikhel, One Tree Stop, Darbar Marg, Everfresh Café, Pani Pokhari, Le Sherpa’s Farmers’ Market, Pani Pokhari, Garden’s Café, Bouddha, Kar.ma Coffee, Thamel, daraz.com.np and smartdoko.com.
Watch the Gurung duo in action as they prepare one of their popular items, Mulako achar and talk about how her pickle-making skills started a successful inter-generational business.