Terrie's range of limited edition prints and greeting cards is currently available from: Takapuna Art Supplies, Auckland, Birdwoods Gallery, Havelock North, Copy and Design, Havelock North and Flax Gallery, Greytown.
New paper folders in stock 13 Nov 2013
I have just taken delivery of new paper folders available in both bone and horn, some are also carved - just in time for Christmas giving.
They come in 3 sizes 65mm, 102mm and 140mm.
Paper folders supplied by Chino Crafts, Nepal are hand made using farm raised, domestic buffalo bones and horns primarily sourced from Kathmandu's government recognised abattoir. Their qualified artisan carvers make bone and horn paper folders, lockets, pendants, khukuri and knife handles along with other craft items.
Bone folders go through ten processing steps involving multiple cleaning, shaping/ carving and polishing stages. Unlike bone, horn does not have flesh so horn folders undergo a different process that incorporates clay buffering followed by flame and potash treatments.
Each carved folder is unique - each one has it's own inherent material markings and those of the carver as they interpret the design. There is no way to describe the wonderful feeling of holding one of these paper folders in your hand - you have to experience it for yourself!