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Humpback Whale 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, providing a market for cottage industries that are Fair-Trade Certified.
  • Each card comes with an envelope and is packaged individually.
  • Cards are blank on the inside and have a great story on the reverse side about the picture on the front.
  • Handmade cards are not available for wholesale pricing.


The stocky, slow-moving humpbacks are perhaps the most animated and acrobatic of the great whales. They seem to be filled with a joy of living as they splash and roll, sometimes leaping clear of the water in a graceful, arching backward flip.

In the open oceans, free of gravity and many of the restrictions which weigh heavily on our minds and bodies, whales have developed a complex communication system quite unlike our own. The song cycles of the humpback whale are believed to be the most elaborate single display known in any animal species. Sounds produced range from pure high-frequency whistles to low resonant rumbles; calls travel for hundreds of miles in the ocean.

Whales are an ancient symbol of creation. They show us the power of song and help to awaken our inner depths.

artwork and text by Steve Sierigk © 2001