Our turtle urns are crafted by hand from recycled paper using non-toxic glues. The purchase of a turtle will contribute to the preservation of a traditional local art form. The skilled artisans producing these beautiful turtles are paid a fair wage in local workshop environments.
The turtles are designed to float briefly before sinking. The time that the turtle takes to sink will depend on the weight of remains inside and local water conditions. Once the turtle sinks, it will biodegrade naturally over time.
An editorial about one family’s experience with the turtle urn was featured in the Montecito Journal. You can read it here.
Adult 17”L x 22”W x 5”H (202 Cubic Inches)
Mini 7.25”L x 9.5”W x 1.75”H (5 Cubic Inches)
Mini Newsprint 7.25”L x 9.5”W x 1.75”H (5 Cubic Inches)