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Mythic Raven 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.


Many legends surround the mystical Raven. One story is that Raven was once a bright bird of rainbow colors. Raven soared through canyons and sage-covered plateaus, but grew bored and flew to talk to Grandfather Sun. Not understanding the intense power and heat of the Sun, Raven caught fire and fell towards the ground. As his feathers burned he used his large heavy bill to rub out the fire, but became black like charcoal. Now Raven is humbled, but delights in how the sun still shimmers on his glossy feathers, casting iridescent hues.

With a wingspan of over four feet, Ravens are the largest North American perching bird. They belong to the family Corvidae, which includes crows, jays and magpies—all known for their intelligence, interesting social behavior and raucous personalities. They possess a large repertoire of sounds, and because of their ability to mimic human speech Ravens have been considered messengers and prophets. A visit from a Raven meant an acquaintance with the supernatural.

Found in a variety of habitats, including mountains, deserts and coastal areas, Raven soars as a master of light, understanding heat and fire as each day on Planet Earth comes to an end. As warm air lifts Raven to high places on rock shelves to survey the changing colors of each sunset, magic drums up through Raven’s strong legs guided by the mystical experience of flying close to Grandfather Sun.


Artwork by Linda Matusich, text by Kara Jean Hagedorn