Hand dyed batik paper card from Nepal, measuring approximately 4-1/2" wide x 6" tall. Nepal Leprosy Trust helps those who have suffered from leprosy or are disadvantaged in other ways. In Nepal, those afflicted with leprosy are ostracized and regarded as unclean. Little known to many, leprosy is curable. They are often left with nerve damage in their fingers, but the disease is gone. However, the stigma remains, so they have little hope of earning an income. NLT not only provides fair wages, but also offers medical benefits and educational opportunities they would otherwise not have access to. This card is made to order using a batik process, a time consuming artistry which requires multiple steps of dying and waxing.