Posts by kmvc


The monsoon season has brought continuing and heavy rain to Nepal and causing major flooding in many areas of the country. Well respected photographer Narendra Shrestha tweeted these images showing the deep flooding, but also the resolve and determination of the Nepali people to help one another. A rescuer carries a woman from flooded houses following torrential rains in Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 July 2019. Meteorologists warned of heavy...

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Handmade Paper from Nepal Made in Nepal using tree-free paper, Lokta paper follows a tradition of over 1,000 years. Cuttings from the lokta bush are cooked into a mash and then spread by hand over boxed screens at set to dry in the Himalayan sun. The lokta bush grows back quickly after being cut making it a renewable source for the paper and honors a long standing tradition in Nepal. Prime Day Discounts are now Expired, however…...

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For the Friend or Family Member who has Everything There’s always that friend or family member who is hard to get a gift for whether it be Christmas, birthday, or any other special occasion. One thing that makes buying a gift for the person who has everything difficult is that it seems like anything bought from a store is something that they might not use or need, because well, they have everything, or seem to at least. But...

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The Nepali Garden of Dreams Journal We’re happy to announce a new journal, the Nepali Garden of Dreams Leather and Lokta Notebook. The journal is the perfect place to capture you dreams, aspirations, or musings. A New Notebook Design The notebook features a tradition hardcover notebook look, but with a minor twist. The water buffalo leather, vegetable-tanned, is placed over the spine of the notebook. The dark brown leather is...

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New Combination Leather & Lokta Cover Journal The Nepali collector journal features a brand new design unlike anything we’ve ever created. The Nepali Collector Notebook has a cover that is both leather and lokta. The spine is made from water buffalo leather, while the cover board is made from lokta paper. Both are colored using the time honored tradition using natural vegetable dyes. Vegetable-Dyed Covers The Nepali...

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Gifts Ideas for the Season Journals from Kathmandu Valley Co. are made with a special paper called Lokta Paper. The paper is tree-free and made from cuttings of the lokta bush which grow naturally in the high Himalayan mountains of Nepal. When cut, the lokta bush quickly regrows, making it a renewal source for the paper. Strips of the inner bark are cooked into a mash and then spread by hand across boxed screens. The pulp joins...

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A December of Giving With the traditional hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s nice to take a moment and reflect on what we have, and how we can use what we have to help others. One of the charities that we love is called Heifer International which provides opportunities to help the poor around the world. Heifer International has taken a role in helping people around the world for decades and has spent more than 20 years...

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In recent years, the term “Green Monday” has popped up in relation to online shopping. It’s usually designated the second Monday in December and began with eBay back in 2007 (See Wikipedia: Green Monday). It’s a shopping day or holiday that was designated as the “best sales day in December.” More Meaning in the Term Green Monday Perhaps there is something more to Green Monday than just a day for...

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