This unique handcrafted lantern is made from an upcycled glass jar, delicately designed with dried and pressed wild Stipa needle grass seeds and a textured, eco friendly paper called Lokta. The lantern glows with a soft warmth when lit.
Height: 17.5 cm
Diameter: 9.4 cm
To clean, wipe inner with a damp cloth/glass cleaner. When lit ensure the tea light is in the centre of the lantern. Allow the wax to cool before replacing the tea light.
Lokta paper is acid and lignin free and is made in Nepal using a traditional handmade method. When harvested, the Lokta bush regenerates within 5–7 years. The oldest available manuscripts of Hindu and Buddhist texts are written on Lokta paper. The contents of a Buddhist prayer wheel contain a tightly-wound scroll of Lokta paper upon which a mantra is written thousands of times. It is also used in traditional medicine as an antiseptic bandage.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Oct 2016
I bought this lantern initially for a friend, but kept it as I liked it so much! It gives off a lovely warm light and looks beautiful alongside several others I am slowly collecting. Hoping to 'litter' my windowsills at Christmas time with natural softly lit lanterns!