Our Nepali Namaste Journal is crafted with hand-made Lokta paper, part of an ancient paper making tradition of the high Himalayas of Nepal.
About Lokta Paper
The paper is made from a non-tree source, Lokta bushes, which grow on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet.
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
The paper is 100% bleach free and is handmade in the rural, high-altitude village 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 inner bark of the lokta bush is stripped 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 resistant to tearing, mold, and insect damage.
The cover coloring is produced with the traditional and vegetable plant dyes.
The Sage journal is made from a combination of Indigo (blue) and Pomegranate (yellow from the pomegranate skins) mixed together to give the stylish Green Sage.
The coloring for the Dark Walnut Namaste Journal is made from actual walnut husks which produce a rich dark-brown coloring. The walnut husk surrounds and protects the walnut seed and has been used as a natural dye for centuries.
The unique red of the Terra Cotta journal is made from sap extracted from Cutch wood. The wood is boiled removing the sap which is then dried into a resin to later be used for the coloring process.
A New Look for an Ancient Tradition
Keep and preserve your memories, thoughts or sketches on the 96 unlined pages (192 front/back).
The Namaste Journal 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.
The Nepali Namaste comes in three colors: Sage, Dark Walnut, and Terra Cotta
The journal is available in two sizes: 6×6 and the beautiful 6×9 inch