The Nepali Traveler from Kathmandu Valley Co. has a history rich in ancient tradition. The journal features special handmade lokta paper. Handcrafted in the Himalayas and used anciently for sacred texts, Lokta paper has been a staple of Nepalese artisans for centuries. The paper is made from Lokta bushes which grow on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet. When properly cut, the bushes can produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making Lokta paper probably the most sought after non-tree papers. The paper isn’t treated with bleach, like other papers, and is hand made in rural, high altitude villages of Nepal. Lokta paper has a beautiful texture containing natural flecks from the bush and can vary somewhat in thickness from page to page as a result of the unique handcrafting process. The paper is acid-free and is widely considered one of the most worldÕs finest hand-made papers. Water buffalo leather, vegetable-tanned, provides a durable and unique appear and feel for each journal. The easiest note-taking companion at home, work, or for your adventures and journeys world wide. Capture your memories, thoughts or sketches on the 96 unlined pages (192 front/back). Measuring 5.5 x 8 inches, this journal is The easiest size for any adventure. The paperÕs deckled edges (rough cut), and leather closure makes this journal an international favorite. This Himalayan handcrafted treasure supports the talented Nepalese artisans and preserves the thousand-year-old tradition of hand made paper in Nepal. Namaste.
5.5×8 inch leather journal with 96 Natural Lokta deckle-edge pages (192 back and front).
Non-tree paper made from the Lokta bush grown in the high altitude of the Himalaya Mountains.
Water buffalo leather, vegetable tanned, creates a finish unique to each journal.
Pages contain natural flecks and texture unique to the art of hand-crafted Lokta paper.
Hand crafted in Nepal.