Color Your Nature Wall Art

$ 30.00

Women in three Bangladesh workshops worked together to create the finished product – including the handmade cotton paper, screen printing, bamboo hanger, and handmade paper box. Meaning “nature” in Bengali, fair trade organization Prokritee supports over 1500 rural artisans who use renewable materials – from recycled sari to natural fibers – to create inspired product designs. The income women earn through employment with Prokritee helps them secure proper housing, adequate food and education for their children. 
With every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.

Before paper was invented, a variety of natural products were used to write on, including the bark and leaves of trees such as those of palm and plantain, as well as specially treated cloth, leather and parchment. The plants used in paper making are fast-growing and indigenous to the area in which the paper is being made, so different materials are used in different regions of Bangladesh. Plants used include flax, sunn hemp, daphne, water hyacinth (an invasive species), sisal, bamboo and bagasse – the fibrous remains of sugarcane after the juice has been extracted.

Details + Dimensions

22" x 30"

bamboo hanger included
rolled and packaged in handmade paper box

What is #peopleplanetpreservation

At AMERICAN NOMAD we pledge that each item we curate will always:

  protect our planet
  be a patron for people and 
  preserve art forms and cultures

Learn more about why we started this program and the steps we take to ensure we keep our pledge. Learn more >

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