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The Nepali Companion
Soft Cover Notebook
The Nepali Companion Notebook with hand-made lokta paper from Kathmandu Valley Co. is the perfect combination of utility and and handmade artisanship.
Go Natural with Lokta
A tradition of over 1,000 years in Nepal, Lokta paper is hand-crafted from lokta bushes which grow on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet above sea level.
The paper is not treated with bleach like other papers and is hand made in rural, high altitude villages of Nepal.
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 fibrous inner bark of the lokta bush is “cooked” into a pulp then spread on screens and sun-dried. The beautiful texture from the process is characteristic of hand crafted lokta paper.
A perfect note-taking companion at home, work, or for your travels and journeys around the globe, you’ll love spending time with this notebook.
Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.
Natural vegetable-dyes create the beautiful varity of colors in the covers.
Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.
48 Pages (96 Front/Back)
Clean-cut pages make it easy to find your place to capture a special thought or moment.
Bleach and Acid Free
Modern papers are bleached to gain brigtness, our paper is bleach free and acid-free and retains its natural color.
Jot it Down
Great for Sketching or Quick Note-Taking
Use it as a sketchbook, a writing journal, or a special medium for capturing your travels.
The Nepali Companion Notebook is available in three vegetable-dyed soft colors: Terra Cotta, Sage, Dark Walnut.
Each color option is available in the following sizes:
Large: 8.5 x 11 inches
Medium: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Small/Pocket: 3.5 x 5 inches
The Colors of Nature
The cover coloring is produced with the traditional and vegetable plant-based dyes that have been used for hundreds of years.
No two notebooks will be the same. The vegetable dye process is not like using synthetic dyes which can match a specific color number every time.
The vegetable dyes we use are mixed by artisans, not machines, and the colors can vary from batch to batch making each notebook a unique creation full of character and individual style.
The Sage Green Nepali Companion Notebook is made from a combination of Indigo (blue) and Pomegranate (yellow from the pomegranate skins) mixed together creating a unique green color.
The coloring for the Dark Walnut Eco notebook comes 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 notebook 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.
Handmade Lokta Paper
Include the Nepali Companion Soft-cover notebook 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.
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