The Uniqueness of Handmade Paper, using age-old methods
The Terrace Bloom Collection Box utilizes handmade paper in it's beautiful packaging. Each parcel incorporates paper that is produced traditionally in Yunnan by people from the Dai Minority.
Dai villagers will first gather bark from the local goupi trees that surround their homes. Next they painstakingly shred the bark by hand and pound it into strands using wooden mallets. Villagers then carefully blend these strands with warm water in the right proportions to produce a smooth, liquid blend which is perfect for making paper. Next, experienced locals dip their screen molds into this paper blend and gently lift them out, straining out the water and leaving an even layer of moist fibers. This mold filled with damp fibers is then set in the hot sun to dry and soon holds a sheet of beautiful handmade paper. Our associates then take this paper and wrap it around environmentally friendly cardboard frames to produce our distinct collection packages.
Using these packages not only makes this a truly beautiful product, it also supports another group of minority villagers and helps to preserve one more cultural tradition of Yunnan. We couldn’t be happier with our packaging and the people who produce it!
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