The Eight Rivers Eco Batik Leaf Journal with lokta paper is a unique, hand-crafted work of art and blends tradition with a modern feel.
Unique, Hand-made Lokta Paper
The pages of the journal are not made from tree sources but from the lokta bush which grow on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet.
Handcrafted in the Himalayas and used anciently for sacred texts, lokta paper has been a staple of Nepalese artisans for centuries and the earliest known uses date back more than 1,000 years.
When properly cut, lokta bushes can produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making lokta paper one of the most sought after non-tree papers. It is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest hand-made papers.
The acid-free paper is not treated with chemicals 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 slightly in thickness from page to page due to the unique handcrafting process which involves “cooking” the fibrous inner bark of the lokta plant and then applying the mash of pulp to screens where it is dried.
A Unique Look
The cover pattern for each Batik Leaf Journal is unique making no two Eco Journals exactly the same. It’s the perfect note-taking for your unique adventures in life. The journal measures 6 x 6 inches.
Capture your memories, thoughts or sketches on the 80 unlined, clean-cut pages (160 pages front/back).
This Himalayan hand-crafted treasure supports the talented Nepalese artisans and preserves the thousand-year-old tradition of hand made paper in Nepal. Namaste.