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Permanent origami peace crane ornaments, cake toppers, favors and place card holders
by Nancy McNally from San Francisco

If you qualify for a discount please email me first and I will list a reserved posting for you. Thanks so much.

"Mood Indigo" (1930) & (1955) is a jazz composition and song, with music by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard with lyrics by Irving Mills.

The tune was composed for a radio broadcast in October 1930 and was originally titled "Dreamy Blues." It was "the first tune I ever wrote specially for microphone transmission," Ellington recalled. "The next day wads of mail came in raving about the new tune, so Irving Mills put a lyric to it." Renamed "Mood Indigo," it became a jazz standard

"Mood Indigo" is performed both as an instrumental and as a vocal. It has been recorded by a countless number of artists, ranging from Charles Mingus to Paul Robeson, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Joe Sample, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louie Armstrong, Earl Grant, Joe Jackson, Yukihiro Takahashi, The Georgetown Chimes, and Kelly Hogan.

Paul Robeson, bass with orchestra recorded it in London on October 18, 1937. It was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue number B 8664.

"Mood Indigo" is featured in the films Paris Blues (1961), The Untouchables (1987) and The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), and in the miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011). It is also the closing music for the film The Cotton Club (1984). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mood_Indigo

The paper is handmade and is called Lokta. Lokta paper known also as Nepali paper is made from the Lokta bush or Daphne bush, botanically known as Daphne bhoula or Daphne papyracea. The bush grows in the Himalayan mountainous region at 2,000 to 3,000 m (6,500 to 10,000 feet). There are many different species of Daphne but only five of them are really suitable for making paper. The "Lokta Bush" has characteristics of re-growing again and again after pruning.

Lokta paper is handmade in the mountains of Nepal from the inner bark of this bush. Popular as the most exquisite and versatile papers, Lokta handmade paper has four deckled edges and is a very strong fiber. Lokta paper is being used in government offices for official purposes.

This link is to more birdies made with Lotka Paper ...
I offer you the opportunity to have a peace crane fashioned out of your love letters,maps,logos or photocopied images on paper you or I provide.

Mobiles made of these cranes are a favorite way to display these cranes. A flock of birds or several birds are charming, with an arrangement of birds hung on branches, in a beautiful vase.

Hard glazed for keepsake collecting; jewel and wire attached for hanging; custom orders encouraged for table top and party decorations. size: 3" X 6" Extra stock is available for all the cranes shown in this store. Click on thumbnails to see alternative cranes available, and contact me.

Multiple orders of one design are available. A single crane listed is not limited to only 1 crane. Email me to order more by reserving on Etsy. ♥ ♥ Email messages are always welcome.

There are over 100 holiday themed papers not listed on Etsy, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Valentine, Kwanza etc. Please contact me and I will send you images of these papers and reserve post on Etsy in your name, your choices.

If you are contemplating ordering for a wedding or event in the future please note that some of the paper is in limited quantities. I can source some of the paper in the future, but many of these papers are limited to what I have in stock. I suggest ordering a crane as a sample to allow you to make a decision after seeing the crane in real life !

Buy 5-9 peace cranes receive 1 crane for no charge !
Buy 5 cranes a 6th crane is no charge
Buy 9 cranes a 10th crane is no charge
Please email with your choice of a your extra crane.

25% discount if you buy ten cranes,
35% discount if you buy 25 or more.

If you would like to continue shopping, my main shop page is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/localcolorist

Mood Indigo Peace Crane Bird Wedding Cake Topper Party Favor Christmas Ornament Origami Lotka Paper Place Card Holder Decoration Navy Blue



  • Handmade item
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Materials: paper, jewel, wire, glaze, glitter
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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