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Handmade Lokta Paper Garland- Elephant

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Handmade Lokta Paper Garland- Elephant
Decorate with your own tiny Dumbos! We love the Handmade Lokta Paper Elepheant Garland. This fun and decorative garland is made in Nepal, uses sustainable processes and supports a women's cooperative! Each element of the garland is made by hand. First the bark from the Daphne plant is harvested while the plant remains alive. This allows the bark to regrow and makes the process a sustainable one. Then the bark is formed into sheets using traditional papermaking techniques. The Lokta paper is decorated by hand and brought to the women's cooperative. The women hand cut and assemble the elephants. Once assembled, they are sewn into a garland that measures approximately 5 1/2 feet in length. Use the Handmade Lokta Paper Elephant Garland to decorate for an event or give as a gift.

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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