Searching for beauty
Welcome! This is the home of Paradisaea Handwoven. My name is Kaisa, and I'm the weaver behind Paradisaea's baby wraps.
I'm in love with the beauty of handwoven fabric, and passionate about stories - especially the stories of our everyday lives. Paradisaea is my way to combine these two things.
I believe we need symbols to remind us of what is really important in life - something tangible, something concrete enough to keep us rooted in the truth. Each Paradisaea wrap therefore carries a story and a meaning, designed to remind its wearer of something meaningful to them. Wraps can be such a powerful way to do this; they are naturally such vessels of intimacy and memories, and when we wrap with them we actually wrap ourselves too - they surround us, embrace us.
Paradisaea in itself is a latin word, meaning "of paradise"; it speaks of my belief that we all were originally meant to live in a paradise, that the world was created to be good and beautiful, and that parts of that hope and longing still linger in the world around us. Beauty has been a way for me to be in connection with that specific hope - it's the guiding idea and longing behind my weaving. Beauty speaks of hope, and hope speaks of the eternal. And the soul was created for the eternal.
Each wrap carries a story
Colours are natural symbols. We instinctively give them meaning, knowingly or subconsciously. I'm fascinated by how colours have the ability to tell stories and convey messages.
Each Paradisaea collection and individual wrap therefore carries a story, told trough its colours and weaves. Colours seem to have an unique ability of carrying significances; they're abstract enough to speak of something that is often almost beyond words, but tangible enough to represent what matters to us most. I've loved working with customers, transferring their personal stories into tangible symbols made out of handwoven fabric.
To learn more about the stories behind Paradisaea collections, please visit here.
For the stories behind each individual wrap, please visit here.
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A mother of three little ones, Kaisa has currently found it best to weave most of her pieces either as ready-to-ship items or to open orders for available collections when they're already on the loom. Most wraps are sold trough draws or auctions in Paradisaea's community group, Paradisaea's Stories, in Facebook. You're most welcome to join us!
Non-wrap items, as cowls, shawls or toys are sold in the webshop here, whenever there's a re-stocking.