Inspired by my trip to India & Nepal, this lotus flower is printed on handmade Nepalese paper. The Lotus flower has existed for millions of years, surviving the Ice Age. It is the National flower of India (pink lotus) and is known as the flower of life. It is sacred in many cultures. It represents spiritual enlightenment, birth, growth & purity. Different colours have different meanings, this is printed red which represents compassion, love, generosity. Lokta paper has been handmade in Nepal for centuries. It is made from the bark of the Daphne Papyrus bush which only grows at altitude in the Himalayas. It is fully sustainable as the roots are unharmed and so continually regenerates. No acid or chemical are used to colour the paper, only natural dyes. PRINT only. Variable edition handprinted oil based ink on Nepalese Lokta paper, available in red or green.