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Tortoise Storage Box with Lid, Black, Handpainted, Floral Paper Mache

Tortoise Storage Box with Lid, Black, Handpainted, Floral Paper Mache

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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 black tortoise with flowers of different colours like yellow, blue, purple, green, red, and pink 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.

It is 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. Did you know the Sagittarius zodiac sign is associated with the turtle? This cute box would make a great present for a Sagittarius!

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 red and blue tortoise here Papier Mache Tortoise Floral Box - Blue and Papier Mache Tortoise Floral Box - Red.



  • Features Turtle/Tortoise, a symbol of good fortune
  • Meticulously handcrafted, rich in vibrant colours
  • A useful and functional gift
  • Lightweight
  • Fair Trade Trinket box
  • 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, 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 "Paper Mache Tortoise Storage Box with Lid - Black, Handpainted, Floral" is non-refundable due for this reason.
          • Dimensions are approximate.


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          Why Aksa Keepsake Boxes are the best?

        • Fair Trade - Aksa is a fair trade shop. This means every keepsake jewellery box has been lovingly crafted by an artisan in return for economical independence, welfare and community engagement. Read more about the 10 Fair Trade principles.
        • Hand Made: Our range of keepsake boxes, storage boxes and jewellery boxes is entirely handmade using hand tools and traditional craftsmanship passed down generations. This means each piece is unique in its own beautiful and warm way in terms of design and beauty.
        • Eco friendly, Sustainable Raw Materials: All of our keepsake jewellery boxes have been handcrafted in India using the eco-friendly and sustainable raw materials like sustainable mango wood.

          Crafted with precision and imbued with natural elegance, our wood jewellery box  are a true work of art. Made from high-quality wood, the jewellery boxes are a testament to fine craftsmanship. The intricate engraving showcases our commitment to detail and aesthetic excellence. Whether placed on a vanity table or gifted to a loved one, these beautiful boxes are sure to make a statement.

          Our range of quality storage boxes come in various sizes and shapes to provide with a choice of selecting one that suits best your need and purpose. With its timeless design and versatile functionality, the wood jewellery box combines elegance with practicality. Whether used to store rings, earrings, or delicate chains, our boxes will keep your precious treasures safe and well-protected. Whether shopping for a girlfriend, a Galentine, your mum, or yourself, one of our handcrafted box is the way to go!

          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 shapes. 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.