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Made by a woman's collective in Bahia de Caraquez, each item is handmade and unique. 

Arte Papel is a small women's paper recycling association in the coastal town of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. After the combined devastating effects of EL Nino and the earthquake of 1998, about 30 mothers and housewives began working together to increase their familiesí income while producing an eco-friendly product.  Each Arte paper product is handmade with care, using natural fibers and natural colorants, such as banana plant fiber, cotton, yucca flour, corn husk fiber, aloe, achiote, coffee, and tea. They are decorated with natural, pressed flowers. No two paper products are alike. When you purchase an Arte Papel product, you are helping the environment and supporting the women who make it. 

Gift Bags 

These beautifully decorated gift bags are a gift in themselves. Each gift bag includes a decorated card and braided handle. 

Available in the following sizes:  

Large: 10" x 8"...................$8

Medium: 63/4" x 71/2"..........$5

Small: 4" x 6".....................$3

Mini:  2"x 31/2"..................$1

Wine: 5" x 12"...................$8


Large Gift Bags $8

Medium Gift Bags $5 

These miniature gift bags are the perfect way to give jewelry and small gifts. 2"x 31/2"...$1

Gift Bag for Wine 

Give that special bottle of wine or champagne in this special 5" x 12" hand-made wine bag. $8




What better way to mark your place in your favorite book than with these lovely bookmarks...$1

Bookmarks $1
Box of Small Note Cards

Express yourself more beautifully on these  artistic cards. Set includes 6 envelopes and 6 cards in a handmade reuseable box. .

Box of Large Note Cards

Large set is approx. 5" by 7"...........$15. 

Small set is approx. 4" by 6"............$12

Boxed Note cards
Packet of 6 Note Cards

Express yourself more beautifully on these expressive, artistic cards. Packet includes 6 cards with envelopes. 

Large  approx. 5" by 6 3/4".........$12

Small approx. 3 1/2" by 5" ..........$10

Packet of Note Cards
100 Business Cards, plain or with a pressed flower    
(allow for 6 weeks delivery)

These unique business cards, hand-printed on a letterpress on handmade recycled paper, will convey your unique style. Cards are available with or without flowers on single color or muli-colored paper. They can contain up to four lines of copy.

100 cards in a handmade reuseable box...$20

Business Cards $20
Holiday Greeting Card and Envelope

"Wishing You a Very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season"

Why send out commercial holiday cards when you can send these unique, handmade cards? Each one is 5" x  7"

Single card.....$3

Set of 10 Holiday Cards with Envelopes....$20


Holiday Cards $3 each

Your creative juices will be inspired by these hand-crafted natural journals or notepad. 

Large journal - 9" x 11"...........$18 

Medium journal - 6" x 9"..........$14 

Small journal - 6" x 6"..............$10 

Small & Large Journals

Small notepad measures 3" x 5"......$5

Medium Journal measures 6" x 9"....$14

Medium Journal & Small Notepad

Small journal - 6" x 6"............$10


Small Journal $10
Photo Album  

Store your special photos in these special photo albums, or they make perfect gifts. Choose from six-page or 12-page, sturdy and bound with banana leaf. Suitable for 4"x6" photos.

12 Pages...........$25

6 Pages............$18


Photo Album
Single Picture Frames  

Frame your loved ones in a beautiful setting with these handcrafted picture frames.

Large - 7" x 9".........$15

Small - 5" x 6"..........$ 8

Small & Large Picture Frames

Portfolio: 10 pieces Stationery & Envelopes 

This package of natural-dyed paper will give your letters style and panache. Includes 10 sheets of stationary and 10 envelopes in a reuseable portfolio. Measures 9" x 11". $18

Portfolio & Stationery $18

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Planet Drum Foundation
P. O. Box 31251
San Francisco, CA 94131
Shasta Bioregion, USA

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