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Handmade Lokta Paper Rosette- Ikat Copper on Cream- 16 Inch

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Handmade Lokta Paper Rosette- Ikat Copper on Cream- 16 Inch

Rich copper designs on a cream backgound- 16 inch diameter Lokta paper. The accordion folded handmade Ikat lokta rosette is printed on lokta paper is made in Nepal with ancient traditional processes including harvesting bark of the Daphne plant while it remains alive. The plant re-grows the bark year after year, so the process is remains sustainable. A Nepalese woman's cooperative uses the Lokta paper to cut and fold into the rosette. Each large rosette has a 16 inch diameter. Use the string for hanging the rosette. Support women in Nepal in with the Handmade Large Ikat Copper on Cream Paper Rosette.

"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."