Handmade Lokta Paper Garland- Whale
Channel Geppetto, Free Willy, or Moby Dick with the Handmade Lokta Paper Whale Garland. The garland features adorable whales, cut from colorful decorative paper, sewn together to form a 5 1/2 foot long garland. All elements of the garland are done by hand in Nepal. First, the Lokta paper is made from bark harvested from the Daphne plant. The bark is sustainably harvested from the plant while it is alive. This process has been the same for hundreds of years. The traditional paper is then hand cut and sewn by a Nepalese women's cooperative. Use the patterned garland to decorate a play room or living room. You WHALE love this Handmade Lokta Paper Garland.
Read more about Lokta papers in our blog post:
"Lokta paper is made from the bark of a Daphne bush, which grows exclusively at the foot of the Himalayan mountains. The inner bark provides extremely long fibers to create paper, which gives Lokta paper a very durable quality. To create the Lokta paper, the bark is striped from a living bush which not only helps the bush to grow, but the bark completely regenerates in six to seven years. (A truly eco-friendly paper!) The inner bark is cooked, beaten down into a wet pulp, and scooped up into paper molds. Color is added to the paper through natural bark and flower based dyes, and this paper never touches chemicals or bleaches. Not only is Lokta paper hand pulled, it is also hand-dyed, hand screen printed, and batiked (stamped with wax) making every sheet unique in color and weight."
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Two Hands Paperie © 2016 | Video by Katie Elliott | Song by John Deley Lokta Paper Garlands brighten any room, make a simple gift, and can be included in an envelope or package for an added surprise. The garlands are made entirely by hand. The bark from the Daphne plant is sustainability harvested while the plant remains alive. The paper is formed from the bark using traditional papermaking techniques. The Lokta paper is decorated by hand. A women's cooperative hand cuts and assembles different shapes.
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