Nepali Garden of Dreams


Nepali Garden of Dreams

Start Your Adventure with the

Nepali Garden of Dreams
Leather & Lokta Journal 

Everlasting waterfalls, endless forests of bamboo that jostle in the gentle breeze. What will you find in your Garden of Dreams?

The Nepali Garden of Dreams Journal is designed to capture thoughts and dreams both conscious and unconscious.

This leather and lokta journal is made with Lokta Paper, a tree-free paper made from cuttings of the lokta bush.

Lokta bushes grow on the Southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains in Nepal. The fibrous strips of the inner bark are cooked into a pulp and then spread by hand across boxed screens. The paper forms naturally in the Himalayan sunshine, a practice that has been followed for over 1,000 years in Nepal.

The paper is acid-free, and one of the finest handmade papers in the world.

Vegetable-Dyed, Leather & Lokta Combination Cover

The cover is made with a leather spine combined with a lokta paper hard cover. Each item is vegetable-dyed.

The hard cover lokta paper is coated with a thin layer of melted wax. The light wax application is then removed via careful ironing. The paper is then crinkled, creating the unique pattern seen on the cover. 

The journal is available in two sizes 5x8 and 6x9 inches and has two color combinations:

Terra Cotta Color:

  • A rich dark brown leather spine is created with a vegetable dye from black walnut husks. The lokta hard cover portion is vegetable dyed with natural resin from cutch wood.

Sage Green Color:

  • The sage green journal has a water buffalo leather spine, vegetable-dyed with mimosa bark to create the caramel color. The rest of the hard cover is created with vegetable-dyed lokta from natural sarne leaf and pomegranate.

Tree-Free Paper

Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.

Vegetable-Dyed

Each journal made with the ancient tradition of natural vegetable dyes.

Sustainable

Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.

thumb_01_60_6096 Pages (192 Front/Back)

Traditional Deckle-edge pages (similar to rough cut) add to the vintage feel of every page.

thumb_01_60_60Bleach 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

Eco-Friendly Paper

Lokta 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 Garden of Dreams Journal

Include the Nepali Garde of Dreams 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.

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