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A Design and Development of Souvenirs form Waste Paper
This study reports on the development of souvenirs from waste paper. The research examines applications of waste paper and other materials in producing souvenir products. The design of these products was based on unique Esan motifs. The objectives of the study were as follows: (1) To compile existing information about waste paper and its applications in handcrafts, (2) To gather information about unique Esan motifs for the purpose of developing souvenir products, and (3) To improve the quality of materials and production processes. The participants were purposively sampled from a population of handicraftsmen the three findings are summarized as follows. First, based on the complied information on the use of waste paper in handcrafting, it was found that handcrafts from waste paper were divided into two types: stand-alone and handing products. Stand-alone products should be three-dimensional in shape; their examples included piggy banks, toy animals, multi-purpose boxes, pen holders, and animal-shaped table sets. Hanging products should be bas-relief artwork; the examples included toilet paper holders and animal-shaped refrigerator magnets.