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Butterfly-Themed Paper Journal from Costa Rica (5.5 inch), 'Morpheus Wing'

Product ID: U44134

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Butterfly-Themed Paper Journal from Costa Rica (5.5 inch), 'Morpheus Wing'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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Handcrafted by the Solis Family, this journal celebrates the beauty of Costa Rica's animal life. The artisans use watercolors to paint the close-up image of a blue morpheus butterfly wing, which is printed onto the cover. The hand-bound journal opens to 100 pages of paper for recording your thoughts and storing memories.

Made in Costa Rica

  • Paper, chip board, nylon cord
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Pages are unlined
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 0.16 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 14 cm H x 11 cm W x 1.5 cm D
  • 5.5" H x 4.3" W x 0.6" D
  • 100 pages
  • 100 pages
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Solis Family from Central America.

 

Meet the Artist

Solis Family

Solis Family

"Beyond being a source of income, this project has helped bring us together as a family. We're an excellent team where everyone helps everyone else."

"I'm Maritza Solis and I'd like to introduce my beautiful family. Together, we create all kinds of handicrafts. Some of... the most popular are our small journals and notebooks.

"We are eleven people in all — Karen, Kenneth, Priscilla, Kevin, David, Hugo, Sofia, Valeria, Alan and Marcela. We've formed a wonderful team and have worked together for a number of years.

"You might be wondering how this came about. Well, let me tell you. I used to work with children but, unfortunately, I became ill and had to resign from my job. I became a bit discouraged because I knew I'd have to produce something at home that could help us financially.

"I began taking classes in dyeing fabrics, in artisanal tiles, but I wanted to use what I'd learned in small gift items and I realized that journals would be perfect.

"I began crafting them and gave them to family members as gifts. They immediately fell in love with them and started asking me why I didn't sell them. I wasn't sure this would work out but I took the chance.

"I began teaching my sons and daughters, and they taught their spouses. Together, we began crafting more and more journals. At first, we used only my hand-dyed fabrics on the covers but, later on, we felt the need to use motifs that represent us as Costa Ricans.

"My niece began painting tropical themes in watercolor and we digitalized them so we could print them on the covers of our different notebooks. With everyone helping, we crafted more and more designs and they were well accepted. This inspired us to create even more.

"We're very excited about sharing them. They represent much work, dedication and love for us. Beyond being a source of income, this project has helped bring us together as a family. We're an excellent team where everyone helps everyone else.

"We dream of one day offering work to others, especially women and homemakers who need a job that lets them take care of their children. We help them manage their time so they can have an income without neglecting the home. We understand the needs of our country and want to do what we can to support its development."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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WAIST

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LOW WAIST

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HIPS

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NECK

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SLEEVE

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INSEAM

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For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

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WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

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Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

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