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Paradise Duck Box - Assorted (Set of 6)

$134.00

Our Paradise Collection features vibrant papier mache boxes expertly crafted using traditional Indian techniques with intricately hand painted detail. Artisans soak recycled newspaper until it disintegrates, then mix it with cloth, rice or straw to form the pulp used to mold unique box designs. Intricately hand painted detail and bold color combinations are a rich expression of age-old Indian design motifs. Sustainable, eco friendly design honors the spirit of resourcefulness found within our artisan communities.
Dimensions: 4.25" L, 2.5" W, 3.5" H
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Papier Mache

The Persian art of papier maché was brought to the Himalayan region of northern India centuries ago. Artisans first soak used newspaper for several days until the paper disintegrates, then mixes it with cloth, rice, or straw to form a pulp. The mixture is molded, dried and cut into shape. Artisans coat the surface with glue paste, rub it smooth with baked clay, and paste layers of tissue papers. The base color and motifs are all created freehand with non-toxic paints, then burnished and coated with lacquer.

Papier Mache Artisans

The state of Kashmir is home to thousands of artisans who craft papier maché products for their livelihood. Once known as “Paradise on Earth,” Kashmir suffered a dramatic decline in its once booming tourism industry due to violent territory disputes between India and Pakistan. Industry jobs are scarce and farming is impossible, so most villagers rely on craft production. With our design assistance, training and fair income partnership, this small group has expanded from 6 to 20 artisans. They now have access to new markets and are able to live better lives.

Shipping & Returns

We charge a flat-rate of $5 to ship any order. And if you spend more than $50, shipping is free! Once your order is received, we'll ship it within 2-3 business days. To return a purchase, visit our returns page (link in footer below) to request a return within 30 days of your purchase. We will provide a prepaid mailing label for item return. Once we receive and process your return, we will deduct the cost of the prepaid label from your refund and return the remaining amount of your original merchandise cost back to the purchase credit card. Original shipping charges will not be refunded.

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