A crisply tailored and personalised origami map box. Each one is unique as the handmade box is lined with sections from a real map.
This is a perfect gift for a traveller - a box full of travel memories! These exquisite and unique boxes are each hand-folded in Hampshire from 12 squares of fabric and paper. They make beautiful and very unusual gifts in themselves and look great alone or stacked on a bedside table or bookshelf.
Plain on the outside, the box opens to reveal a liner made from pieces of a real recycled map. Each one shows intriguing glimpses of place names, prompting reminiscences about past travels. Use to store jewellery, cufflinks, or mementos or give as a gift filled with favourite sweets.
Each box may be personalised with your choice of map location, or a selection of ready made examples are always available for quick dispatch.
If you choose a personalised location, please note that the size of text may be large or tiny depending on the type of location (ie country or village), so sometimes it is only possible to show a fragment of a place name, or that it may be so small it is only seen after searching. Please do use the Ask The Seller button if you would like to ask about a specific location.
When specifying locations please note that a maximum of four locations are possible in each box. If selecting a set of three boxes and multiple locations you may select up to 3 locations in the menu and should make clear if you have a preference for which is found in each of the small, medium and large boxes, if this is important to you. If you would like to feature more than 3 locations in a set of boxes then please use the 'Ask The Seller' feature for a quote. If you would like a set of boxes each featuring the same location it will be considered as three personalisations.
Why not buy all three sizes and stack them together like a Russian doll. A perfect gift for a traveller !
Each size is available in the following colours: Water (pale blue as in the main picture), Sky (deep blue), Aubergine and Black
Each box is carefully handmade by Identity Papers from fabric and paper. Each piece is hand cut and folded in the UK. Whenever possible authentic published maps are used and to respond to very specific location requests within the UK, such as street names, it is sometimes necessary to custom print from a copyright-free resource.
When possible the graphic features of mapmaking are incorporated into the design, forming borders in the the base or edges. Where personalised locations are requested the geometry of the map page and the position of the location within it will dictate whether this is possible, so it is rare that the page title can appear as a border in the way that it does on the Zaire / Angola box that is shown. This feature is more common in the 'from stock' option.
The largest of three sizes is 6cm x 10.5cm x 10.5cm, the medium 4.5cm x 8cm x 8cm and the smallest is 3.5cm x 5.5cm x 5.5cm.