Jammu & Kashmir
India's nothern-most state of Jammu & Kashmir is nestled in the breathtaking Himalayas, and is a region rich in history and tradition. A product of this are the famous hand-made papier-mâché pieces. Along with history and tradition comes an extremely volatile history, which in our opinion lends the local artisanal industries to demand even more respect.
The cooperative of families we purchase directly from are made up of wood carvers, and papier-mâché artists and painters that practice this centuries-old trade.
Considering the use of elephants in regional folk-lore, and multi-generational development of this unique skill set, bringing these amazing sculptures to the greater global market was an easy choice.