Welcome to Honestlop! Founded by Basharat Malik, Honestlop is your premier destination for exquisite Kashmiri Paper mache artifacts and home decor. We embarked on this journey with a vision to provide a sustainable alternative to traditional Christmas baubles and home decor, offering products that are not only beautifully designed but also handmade, biodegradable, and recyclable.
At Honestlop, we hold a deep appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship of paper mache, and our mission is to revive and promote this dying art form. By showcasing the exceptional talent of local artisans, we aim to uplift their lives and empower them by scaling up their business to an international level. Every product in our collection is carefully curated, ensuring top-notch quality and stunning aesthetics that captivate the eye and add a touch of elegance to your space.
Join us in celebrating the rich heritage of paper mache and embracing eco-consciousness. Discover the beauty and sustainability of our handcrafted creations at Honestlop and make a meaningful impact on both your home decor and the lives of talented artisans.
Papier mâché is one of the most popular crafts practiced in Kashmir. The tradition of Paper mâché in Kashmir has its origin rooted in the 15th century, when King Zain ur Abideen invited many accomplished artists and craftsmen from Central Asia.
Honest Love Our Planet product development team has been been set up to develop new product offerings to all our customers for Valentines, Easter and Christmas. Our team is creative and appreciate the art of making beautiful handmade products.
Artisans at Work
Honest's Paper mâché baubles are made by our team of exceptionally skilled artistsans. Our products are made from a unique combination of designs and colour which is practiced on a variety of moulded objects. Our artists use the traditional technique to form the products. This beautiful technique involves the method of mixing paper pulp with water which is later given the shape of the mould. As the pulp is dried, it is removed from the clay mould, giving the desired shape, cut into forms and glued together. Artists then start the decoration of the baubles on the smoothened surface. The colours used are made from organic pigments (plants and minerals), diluted in water and painted on the surface of the object. Once decorated, the products are then giving lacquer coating which protects them from any water damage and gives extra durability. The finished masterpiece reflects the keen attention to detail and sheer effort put in to produce such extraordinary aesthetic work.