The Nepali Trekker Notebook with Lokta paper from Kathmandu Valley Co. has a history rich in ancient tradition. 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 one of the sought after non-tree papers. The paper is bleach-free (which is used in most 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 reasonably in thickness from page to page because of the unique handcrafting process. The paper is acid-free and is widely considered some of the world’s finest hand-made papers. Water buffalo leather, vegetable tanned with black walnut husks, provides a durable and unique appear and feel for each and every journal. The very best note-taking companion at home, work, or for your adventures and journeys world wide. Capture your daily plans, thoughts or sketches on the 96 unlined pages (192 front/back). Measuring 5 x 8 inches, this journal is The very best size for any adventure. The paper’s antique-style deckled edges (rough cut), 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.
5×8″ Vintage Leather Journal with 96 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 with walnut husks creates a finish unique to each and every journal.
Pages contain natural flecks and texture unique to the art of hand-crafted Lokta paper.
Hand-crafted following a 1,000-year-old Nepalese paper-making tradition.