Start Your Adventure with the
Leather & Lokta Journal
The Nepali Collector Journal from Kathmandu Valley Co. one of the most unique journals in the world. It features a combination cover of water buffalo leather and lokta paper.
The pages are made with tree-free Lokta Paper, handmade in the Himalayas of Nepal.
A unique journal to collect your thoughts, adventures or sketches, the journal provides a one-of-a-kind experience when writing.
Available in two sizes 5x8 and 6x9 inches, and two different color combinations (Terra Cotta, and Dark Walnut).
Collect Your Adventures
Collect your thoughts, trips, adventures, and musings in the Nepali Collector Notebook by Kathmandu Valley Co.
Vegetable-Dyed, Leather & Lokta Combination Cover
Using the time-honored tradition of coloring with natural vegetable-dyes, the journal comes in two color combinations.
The Nepali Collector Journal – Terra Cotta
Vegetable-tanning with black walnut husks creates a rich dark brown in the water buffalo leather spine. The second half of the hard-back Terra Cotta cover is made from lokta paper vegetable dyed with natural cutch wood resin.
The Nepali Collector Journal – Dark Walnut
Mimosa bark is used to create the beautiful caramel color in the buffalo leather spine. The lokta paper portion of the cover is dyed with natural black walnut husks, creating a rich dark brown color.
Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.
Each journal made with the ancient tradition of natural vegetable dyes.
Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.
96 Pages (192 Front/Back)
Traditional Deckle-edge pages (similar to rough cut) add to the vintage feel of every page.
Bleach and Acid Free
Modern papers are bleached to gain brigtness, our paper is bleach free and acid-free and retains its natural color.
Sustainable & Tree Free
The paper is made from lokta bushes which grow on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet.
When properly cut, the bushes can produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making Lokta paper one of the most sought after non-tree papers.
Lokta paper is not treated with bleach or other harmful chemicals used in manufacturing of other papers.
Once cut, the inner bark of the Lokta bush is cooked into a mash to soften the fibers.
The mash is then hand applied to boxed screens and sun-dried in the rural, high altitude villages of Nepal.
The paper is then carried down the mountain by pack animals and is then assembled into the journal in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Sustainable & Tree Free
Beautiful & Unique Texture
Lokta paper has a beautiful texture containing natural flecks from the outer lokta bark and can vary slightly in thickness from page to page due to the unique handcrafting process.
The paper is acid-free and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest hand-made papers.
The paper’s deckled edges (rough cut), and leather closure makes this journal an international favorite.
Handmade Lokta Paper
Nepali Collector Journal
The Terra Cotta and Dark Walnut journals are both available in 5x8 and 6x9 inches. Include the Nepali Collector Leather & Lokta Journal in your next adventure!
Thank You for Supporting Talented Nepalese Artisans
Thank you for helping to preserve a 1,000 year old tradition in Nepali paper making and helping to support those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.