Posts Tagged "Nepal"


Buddhism in Nepal There are many wonderful buddhist sites in Nepal, and many were damaged by the earthquake in 2015. Rebuilding efforts continue. Thank you for supporting our handmade products helping the economic regrowth of Nepal. We’d like to share a video compilation of sites throughout Nepal with quotes of wisdom from the Buddha. What does “Buddha” Mean? Once asked a question, it is said Buddha responded: A...

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Lokta Printer and Craft Paper with Indigo Natural Indigo is a dye used for centuries to create a variety of beautiful blues. Now, it’s a part of our Handmade Lokta Printer Paper, adding its distinctive color to our handmade lokta paper. Handmade Lokta Paper made for Inkjet and Laser Printers The paper measures 8.5 x 11 inches designed for both inkjet and laser printers. The paper can also be used in crafts such as scrapbooking...

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In honor of the majestic tiger’s comeback, here are 4 Fun Facts about Tigers. 1. Tigers Have Round Pupils Ever wonder why the stare of a tiger is so entrancing? Tigers have circular pupils and not vertical pupil slights like other cats. Tigers hunt during the day whereas other cats hunt at night. 2. White Tigers are not Albino White tigers exist because of a recessive color variant and is found in Bengal tigers only. 3. A...

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Sometimes, let’s face it, you just need to go on an adventure. But in today’s Insta-culture, Instagram, instant-replay, and instant meals, there’s an allure that calls to tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people every day, the need to take the time and jot down an experience in a journal. Here’s the top three reasons to not only keep a journal, but to keep an Adventure Journal. #1. An Adventure...

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Lokta Paper has two different sides. Literally. One of the sides is smooth, while the other side of the same sheet is more rough and natural looking. It all goes back to the unique way that Lokta Paper is made. What Gives Lokta Paper its Distinctive Two Sides? Lokta Paper is handmade from cuttings of the fibrous inner bark of the Lokta Bush. The bush grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, and has a fast re-grow rate...

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius Take a journey, but remember to bring your heart and mind along. Today’s ever-connected world can leave us actually disconnected from the things that matter most, and can take us away from being present to the miracles all around us. It’s one reason we love journal keeping so much. Journals provide the opportunity to reflect upon the day in a very organic way....

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“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” -Theodore Roethke Introducing Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal The Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal is handmade in Nepal and contains Lokta Paper. The paper is made from strips of the Lokta bush which are cooked in vats in the high Himalayan villages of Nepal. Once the desired consistency is obtained, the fibrous mash is placed by hand onto boxed...

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Tigers Roam Nepal You might not guess so since one might think of the snowy peaked mountains like Mount Everest that grace Nepal, but the country is indeed home to between 163–253 Bengal Tigers. We named our new journal in hopes or raising awareness of these beautiful, yet endangered creatures. A History in Paper Making The Tiger Stripe journal’s paper has a history dating back over 1,000 years in Nepal. The special lokta paper is...

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