Raphaela McCormack

Handmade Paper Vessels and Ceremonial Urns

ceremonial vessel / urn

Handmade paper vessel, dyed with pigments and layered with chalk pastels. The lid has a woven rim of sea grass and thread with amber beads sewn onto the surface. The braid used to tie the lid to the base is hand made. The beads on the braid are wooden. The handmade paper scroll on top of the lid may be used to write a thought, a prayer, a memory , a name or a poem.

13” high x 18” circumference


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