Turquoise Paisley Lokta Paper Fold Down Gift Box From Paper High
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These fold down gift boxes are hand crafted from handmade lokta paper in Nepal and are available in 3 colours. The boxes are closed with a button & string type fastening and come supplied flat and pop up into a box. All the paper is Fair Trade and handmade in Nepal from Lokta, a plant native to the Himalayas. The vibrant colours are created using only azo-free dyes. Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 5 cm All our gift boxes are handmade by Get Paper Industries (GPI), an incredible, socially aware cooperative in Nepal. The paper is made from the bark of the Lokta or Daphne papyracea plant, that grows in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mountain villagers trek to where the lokta grows, harvest it, then transport it back to the village. It is boiled, cleaned, then beaten with mallets to product the fibre pulp. It is then mixed with water and poured into a shallow floating frame made from bamboo poles stretched with canvas, then sun-dried to produce the crisp long fibres.