These vibrant papier mache boxes are 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: 4.5" L, 2.75" W, 2.75" H
Handmade in India.
Maker's Story :
''Matr Boomie is a fair trade collection that blends the traditional artforms of India with timeless and modern design aesthetic, bringing people and cultures closer together. Our collection of jewelry, home decor and unique gifts are made from natural and upcycled materials that are sourced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We partner with over 1,500 artisans in marginalized communities throughout India to create economic and sustainable living opportunities. We aim to break the gender and inequality gap by paving a path to create confidence for women artisans. This is done by investing in vocational training, literacy programs and providing fair wage opportunities to women artisans to feel empowered to reach their full potential and become entrepreneurs.''