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Concord Grapes Lokta Card


  • Our images are set in a frame on this beautiful, handmade paper from the Nepalese Lokta shrub.
  • This tree-free paper is both environmentally friendly and sustainably harvested.
  • Each card comes with an envelope and is packaged individually in 100% biodegradable cellophane sleeve.
  • Cards are blank on the inside for your message.
  • Back of card has educational story, shown below in description.


Fossil records reveal that the genus Vitus dates back to the Tertiary Period, a time when there was only a single land mass on earth. Archeological evidence also reveals that the making of wine occurred as early as 3500 BC. It is interesting to note that when the Eastern and Western continents separated, Vitus developed along two very different paths. Europe has a rich history of viticulture and wine, while in North America, where grapes were much more abundant, there is no evidence of wine-making until the Spanish explorers in the 1500’s set up outposts and wine was needed for religious rituals. There is evidence that Native Americans grew grapes in their gardens along with their squash, corn, and beans.

artwork and text by Steve Sierigk © 2001