Artistry of paper craft
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Don’t be too quick to judge the art outdated.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.