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Paper Mache Tortoise Floral Storage Box - Red, Decorative Container

Paper Mache Tortoise Floral Storage Box - Red, Decorative Container

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This papier mache turtle or tortoise features hand-painted floral designs. Flowers are a popular motif on papier-mache boxes. This box features a red tortoise with flowers of different colours like yellow, purple, blue, green, red, and pink and is adorned with gold accents.

The turtle or tortoiseshell lifts to reveal storage space. A clever way to store away little items in plain sight! It will astound and impress your guests.

A cute functional item that will slowly and steadily make its way into your list of home decor favourites or unique gifts for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Christmas, Easter etc.

In Hinduism, one of Lord Vishnu’s avatars was Kurma the tortoise. This avatar supported Mount Mandara when the Hindu gods and demons churned the Milky ocean to obtain the elixir of life - Amrit. 

As a striking single piece or grouped with other colours or the same coloured piece, this one will create a beautiful moment. You can collect the black and blue tortoise here - Papier Mache Tortoise Floral Box - Black and Papier Mache Tortoise Floral Box - Blue.



  • Features Turtle/Tortoise, a symbol of good fortune
  • Meticulously handcrafted, rich in vibrant colours 
  • A useful and functional gift
  • Trinket box
  • Lightweight
  • Fair Trade Decorative Container
  • Made in India



  • With Lid - Approx. Length 150 mm x Approx. Width 105 mm x Approx. Height 70 mm
  • Storage space - Approx. Length 74 mm Approx. Width 64 mm x Approx. depth at the deepest end is 30 mm



  • Due to the nature of hand-made products, kindly expect slight imperfections. This is not a defect and the "Paper Mache Tortoise Floral Storage Box - Red, Decorative Container" is non-refundable due to this reason.
  • Dimensions are approximate.


About Papier Mache & Artisans

Known for its intricate work with paper pulp and famed across the world, Papier Mache has been synonymous with Kashmiri art since the 15th century.

Paper mache or Papier Mache derives its name from the French term meaning ‘mashed or chewed paper’.

The creation of a papier-mache object can be divided into two distinct categories, the sakhtsazi (making the object) and the naqashi (painting the surface).

Artisans soak used newspaper or scrap paper until it disintegrates, then mix it with cloth, rice or straw to form a pulp. The mixture is moulded, dried, and cut into shape. Artisans coat the surface with glue paste, rub it smooth with baked clay and paste it on layers of tissue paper. The base colour and motifs are all created freehand with paints, then burnished and coated with lacquer. 

Common motifs that appear on Kashmiri paper mache products include flowers, box patterns, jungle motifs, and Kashmiri symbols like almonds and the chinar, a five-pointed leaf.

You may watch the video of our artisan, Yusuf doing an amazing job of creating this beautiful product.

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