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Lokta Paper is Handmade When was the last time you appreciated a piece of paper? A single sheet of paper? Something small can make a big difference, helping us be conscious of the world around us. Each sheet of Lokta paper is crafted by an artisan trained in the ancient tradition of lokta paper. Lokta paper comes from cuttings of the Lokta bush which grow naturally on the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Cuttings...

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An amazing trip can provide memories that will last a lifetime, but how to you capture those memories adequately in a travel journal? To begin with, you don’t need to be a professional writing or even be poetic with words to get the most from writing in your own travel journal. It’s the personal touch that makes a difference, and there’s some fun ways that you can go about it. 1. Write A Travel Log This is one of the...

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New Handmade Greeting Cards We are pleased to introduce to you our new natural greeting cards made from handmade lokta paper. Three new designs include real flower petals added to the creation of the paper. How Lokta Paper is Made Lokta paper is created from cuttings of the lokta bush, a tree-free, natural source that grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Lokta bushs regenerate quickly after being cut,...

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Hefty Pages for Extra Hefty Jobs We’d like to share with you our new extra-thick Epic Pages now included in the Nepali Eco Epic. These pages are great for projects requiring extra or thicker ink. The pages are clean-cut which make them easier to turn and flip through compared to the traditional deckle-edged finish in some of our other journals. Pages Twice as Thick The Pages are made twice as thick as our standard lokta pages....

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“Local legends have that a Hindu sage named ‘Ne’ established himself in the valley of Kathmandu in prehistoric times and that the word ‘Nepal’ came into existence as the place was protected (‘pala’ in Pali) by the sage ‘Nemi’. It is mentioned in Vedic texts that this region was called Nepal centuries ago. According to the Skanda Purana, a rishi called ‘Nemi’ used to...

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Butter Lamps (or Butter Candles) are something you may see regularly at many temples and homes in Nepal. “The light from the flame of a butter candle symbolizes the wisdom of the awakened mind, dispelling the darkness of delusion and mental obscuration.” (Boss Nepal) The lamps burn Yak butter, vegetable oil or ghee, and the burning of the lamps, or candles, is to help focus the mind and aid in meditation. (See Wikipedia:...

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International Yoga Day The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared June 21 as International Yoga Day to be celebrated each year on the longest day of the year (for those in the northern hemisphere). Keep it Cool today, and do some Yoga today. Capture the Inspiration Sometimes while meditating or during yoga, inspiration comes to you. It might be a long-sought-after solution for a challenge at work, or it might be an...

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This Father’s Day,¬†Give Something Personal Our journals are Handmade in the Himalayas of Nepal, but what makes them even more unique is that the paper is handmade. Take a moment to pen a personal message in your gift of a truly unique leather bound journal. Handmade Paper Makes a Statement Our paper comes from a non-tree, renewable source: the Lokta bush. The fibrous inner bark is cooked into a pulp and then spread by hand on...

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