Tulips Lokta Card
$5.00 – $8.00
- 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.
Back of Card DESCRIPTION
Guess which wild flower native to Central Asia took western Europe by storm in the 17th century, built and collapsed fortunes, served as currency, led some to murder, others to suicide? None other than the tulip, of course!
The flamboyant colors and elegant chalice-shape of Tulips are instantly recoginzable and have been celebrated by artists, poets and folklorists, weavers and jewellers, architects and novelists, over many centuries.
The colorful and attractive cup-shaped flowers typically have three petals and three sepals, more correctly tepals. The bloom has six distinct stamens and three-lobed stigma. The fruits are leathery textured three angled capsules, containing flat disc-shaped seeds in two rows per locule. Evidence of sacred geometry!
artwork and text by milly acharya © 2014
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