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100% Elephant Dung Paper
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Elephant Art, Elephant Dung Paper, Saa Paper, hand-made, and special products from Thailand.
The problem facing the Asian elephant is simple yet complex. In the age of technology how does the elephant survive? Man had taken away its way of life when he cut the rain forest indiscriminately until there was little left. Now, the elephant had to find a new way of life or face extinction, or worse yet - degradation at the hands of man. Eventually an idea was formed. The simplicity of the idea (making Elephant Dung Paper) is remarkable. Collect the dung of elephants, turn it into handmade paper and then recycled products. We then sell the dung paper and return profits to feeding and caring for the Thai elephants.
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We call it "The Circle of Conservation":
Here is what the process looks like in Thailand:)
Collect the dung, and cook it up.
Cut it, add color, weigh it, and put it into balls.
Sift it evenly into sheets and put it in the sun to dry.
Prepare the new paper and assemble the products.
Above is a picture (click it) showing details of sifting a paper tray.
Handmade elephant dung paper directly supports the Thai elephant population in Asia. Every purchase of elephant gifts from this site gives back a little to their support. The recycled paper and the elephant paintings here are one of the elephants only direct means of making a living.
Demand 100% Elephant dung Paper from a protected Environment like The Thai Elephant Conservation Project.