Searching for beauty
Paradisaea Handwoven was born in the summer of 2015. I was emerging from a life crisis, and was hit by a sudden and powerful longing for beauty. I had been a babywearing enthusiast for some time, and I had greatly admired the art of handweaving. For reasons I can't quite explain my need for beauty found an outlet the combination of these; I had this extraordinary urge to learn to weave myself. I bought my first loom and the rest is history; I don't think I've ever fallen in love with any craft as deeply and profoundly as I love handweaving.
Why beauty, then? Beauty is a sign of hope. It speaks to the heart, ensuring that even after darkness there's light, even after sorrow there's joy. Beauty speaks of how in the end all things shall be well.
As a vessel of love and comfort the handwoven baby wrap is a very special symbol of hope. Paradisaea wraps are the outcome of me searching for this hope - of the awe and wonder before the beauty found in the world.
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.