These sculptured heads use recycled newsprint and cardboard as structures and are covered with various natural finishes e.g. paper kraft thread and abaca fibers. They are perfect for displaying hats, jewelry, scarves, etc.
More about the Materials:
These products are made from recycled paper, glued with rice paste and corded with materials such as paper twine, fibers and fine ropes. The fibers come from the Abaca tree trunk.
The natural fibers use no dyes; however dyes are added to the finishes of color.
Abaca is a type of plantain tree that grows in the Philippines and Ecuador. There are no pesticides added to the growth of the tree and it takes 4 months for the tree to reach is tallest height.
These photos show the abaca tree and the fibers being extracted and processed.