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Handmade Lokta Paper Garland- Gold and Silver Stripes

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Handmade Lokta Paper Garland- Gold and Silver Stripes
Add some whimsy to your space with the Gold and Silver Stripes Paper Garland. The garland is made of Lokta paper strips sewn together by a women's cooperative in Nepal. The paper is sustainably made by hand using the same traditional techniques that have been used for hundreds of years. Lokta paper is made from bark of the Daphne plant that is harvested while the plant remains alive. Each garland measures approximately 5 1/2 feet in length. This Stripes garland features cream paper with assorted silver and gold designs. Feel good about your decorations with the sustainable Lokta paper garland that supports women in Nepal.

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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