Product features

  • VINTAGE NOTEBOOK: 5x7 inch Journal with 96 hand-made Lokta paper pages (192 pages front/back) with deckle, rough-cut edgesinch Journal with 96 hand-made Lokta paper pages (192 pages front/back) with deckle, rough-cut edges
  • EARTH-FRIENDLY PAPER: Non-tree paper made from the Lokta bush grown in the high altitude of the Himalaya Mountains.
  • NATURE'S COLOR: Traditional art of Vegetable-dyed color using cutch wood resin creates a finish unique to each journal.
  • SUN-KISSED IN THE HIMALAYAS: Lokta bush fibers are cooked and then spread by hand over boxed screens and set to dry in the Himalayan sun, creating the paper. Pages contain natural flecks and texture unique to the art of hand-crafted Lokta paper.
  • HAND-CRAFTED IN NEPAL: Supports a 1,000-year-old Nepalese paper-making tradition.

Product Description

The Nepali Keeper Journal from Kathmandu Valley Co. uses hand-made Lokta paper based on the thousand-year-old paper making tradition in the High Himalayas of Nepal. The Lokta paper comes from a non-tree source, the Lokta bush, which grows on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet. When properly cut, the lokta bushes produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making Lokta paper one of the most sought after non-tree papers. The inner bark of the lokta bush is removed by hand and then “cooked” into a mash which is then carefully spread on boxed screens and set to dry in the Himalayan sun creating one of the toughest and most resilient papers. The paper is 100% bleach free and is handmade in the rural, high-altitude villages of Nepal utilizing the traditional deckle/uneven page edges. Lokta paper has a beautiful texture containing natural flecks from the bush and can vary slightly in thickness from page to page due to the unique handcrafting process. The unique red cover of the Terra Cotta Journal is made from a sap extracted from Cutch wood. A dye process used for centuries, cutch wood is boiled removing the sap which is then dried into a resin to later be used for the coloring process. Keep and preserve your memories, thoughts or sketches on the 96 unlined pages (192 front/back). Measuring 5×7 inches, it’s the perfect size for any adventure. The Nepali Keeper is the perfect note-taking companion at home, work, or for your adventures and journeys around the globe. This Himalayan handcrafted treasure supports the talented Nepalese artisans and preserves the thousand-year-old tradition of hand made paper in Nepal. Namaste

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