Lokta paper is one of the oldest Nepali traditions. This paper is hand-crafted from lokta bushes that grow on the southern slopes of Nepal's Himalayan forests. The bark from the lokta bush is dried in the sun, boiled in water and washed with cold water. Once cleaned, the bark is ground into a pulp, poured into trays to dry, pressed into sheets and cut into the pages that you will find in this journal! Even though it’s handmade, the lokta paper can last thousands of years.
Not only is this process sustainable (the bark from the bush regenerates itself!), but each and every piece of paper is totally unique!
The pages in this journal are roughly cut, creating unruly, untamed, perfectly imperfect edges. The journal is handbound and hand-stitched with incredibly soft chocolate brown or tan colored leather.
Not only is this an incredibly unique and special journal, but in purchasing this journal, you are helping to preserve one of the oldest Nepalese traditions and creating employment opportunities across Nepal!
This journals are 5 inches across, by 8 inches long and contain 96 pages (192 back and front).