Amber Fort's three icons, Snake Charmer, Rising Cobra and Snake Urn, hand block printed on hemp archival paper. Option for framed in our natural pine wood frame or unframed and frame it yourself. With the deckled edges it would also look great floating in a bigger frame. Framed or Unframed options, please select your preference under the "material" option.
About our process:
Our prints are handmade from start to finish. First the hemp is processed into paper, read more below on that process, then our fair trade artisans hand carve our icons onto a wood block, a method over 1,800 years old. Once complete they use azo free dyes on the blocks and print by eye onto our hemp archival paper. This makes each print unique so a slight variation from print to print is expected.
About our hemp archival paper:
As a material for paper making, hemp is superior – the fibers are very high in cellulose, making them strong and durable, and low in lignin, making it easier to process into pulp without toxic acidic chemicals.
Hemp contains 74-80% cellulose and wood only has 30-50%.
”One acre of hemp could produce the same amount of paper that 4.1 acres of trees could over a 20 year period.”
Hemp can be harvested 20 times (once per year) and trees harvested once.
It can be made acid free and archival, so it can be passed from generation to generation and not yellow or decompose.
Bleaching hemp paper can be done using hydrogen peroxide rather than harsh acidic chemicals such as chlorine bleach, which are needed to remove lignins and color from tree pulp.
- 13.5" x 13.5" Framed / approximately 12.5" x 12.5" unframed.
- 100% hemp archival paper with deckled edge.
- Frames are natural pine wood with glass and a hook on the back to hang them with. Mounting hardware not included.