this is the ORIGINAL large paper bag. the idea came from a common paper waste bag with big black letter prints standing in a corner of an office. these paper bag is durable and reusable many times over and for storage all sort of things. once placed and arranged into shape, the paper bag becomes a sculpture in any room. this product was made in cooperation with people with special needs and is biodegradable. the material is double-ply reinforced paper and the producer told us it is eatable.