This unique handcrafted lantern is made from an upcycled glass jar, delicately designed with dried Acer leaves, grass seeds and a thin translucent Mulberry paper called Lokta made from the regenerating bark of the Saa tree. The lantern glows with a soft warmth when lit, highlighting the vibrant Acer leaves and the subtle Mulberry fibres of the handmade paper, creating a peaceful warm atmosphere.
Height: 15.4 cm Diameter: 9.1 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.