Artistry of pa­per craft

New Straits Times - - Flair -

CALL­ING brides who love a touch of con­tem­po­rary aes­thet­ics in tra­di­tional set­tings! Wed­dings are all about push­ing the bound­aries of cre­ativ­ity so why not be a little more hip with your dec­o­ra­tions by fea­tur­ing hand­crafted pa­per de­signs in­stead of fresh (or plas­tic) flow­ers?

Don’t be too quick to judge the art out­dated. DH (short for Dua Hati) Art­ful Decor is on a mis­sion to prove that pa­per can en­hance a cer­e­mony with in­ter­est­ing

Dora (left) and Ai­naa with dec­o­ra­tive pa­per flow­ers. colours, tex­tures and, above all else, style.

“Pa­per re­ally has a lot more to of­fer,” says founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor Dora Harun.

“Many decor themes fea­ture cookie-cut­ter ma­te­ri­als and ideas — hand­crafted pa­per is a fresh take. It’s dif­fer­ent, in­trigu­ing and it cap­tures at­ten­tion. You can only do so much with real flow­ers,” adds co-founder Raja Nur Aainaa.

There is no bet­ter way to make a point than by show­cas­ing the po­ten­tial of the craft through the Malay wed­ding “han­taran” (gifts ex­changed by the cou­ple).

DH re­cently col­lab­o­rated with beauty and groom­ing re­tailer Kens Apothe­cary to come up with a bril­liant wed­ding tray ar­range­ment se­ries in­cor­po­rat­ing pa­per flo­rals and mar­ble-printed fin­ish.

In­spired by the god­desses of Greek and Ro­man mytholo­gies, the Kamelia and Cem­paka col­lec­tions are among the two whim­si­cal de­signs com­plete with a se­lec­tion of prod­ucts from lux­ury brands — By Terry, Dip­tyque and An­nick Goutal.

The DH x Kens han­taran se­ries is avail­able un­til Dec 31. Each set is priced at RM200 and the prod­ucts are sold sep­a­rately.

Apart from var­i­ous types of pa­per flow­ers, we do craft other shapes and fig­ures as well like bows, di­a­monds and origami de­signs.

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