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Handmade Lokta Paper Garland- Butterfly

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Handmade Lokta Paper Garland- Butterfly
Decorate with your own colorful butterfly friends! Use the Handmade Lokta Paper Butterfly Garland to brighten your nursery or office. We love this garland because is created in a sustainable process and supports a women's cooperative! Each element of the garland is made by hand in Nepal: the women hand cut, assemble, and sew. Before the garland is created, the paper is also made by hand. Bark from the Daphne plant is harvested and formed into sheets using traditional techniques. The Lokta paper is decorated by hand. Each garland measures 5 1/2 feet in length.

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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