Chinese Dragons print on Hemp Tissue Paper
Handmade natural hemp tissue paper silk screen printed by our artisans in Kathmandu.
Use: It's use is not just limited to crafts (collages, mixed media) but it would be a fantastic eco-friendly packaging or gift wrap alternative.
90% Hemp 10% Lokta
Sold per sheet; 75 x 50cm
Posted using biodegradable materials, for more info on shipping please click here.
All paper orders are sent folded, if you want your order sent rolled in a postal tube please upgrade to 'express delivery' at checkout, thank you.
For over 1000 years handmade paper has been produced in the mountain area of Nepal. The bark gathered at high altitudes of 6500 to 9500 feet and carried down to villages where local paper-makers clean and boil it twice. The boiled bark is beaten with wooden mallets, producing a soft pulp which is poured over screened wooden frames floating in a pond, and spread evenly by gently shaking. The frame is then removed and dried in the Himalayan sunshine and the resulting paper peeled off the frame. After harvesting, the lokta and hemp naturally regenerates, thus preserving the fragile forest ecology of Nepal, as well as giving continued work to the many mountain villages. It is entirely handmade.