Nepali Keeper


Nepali Keeper

New Look. Ancient Tradition.

Nepali Keeper Journal

The Nepali Keeper handmade notebook is the perfect note-taking companion at home, work, or for your adventures and travels around the globe.

Keep and preserve your memories, thoughts, or sketches on the 96 unlined pages (192 front/back).

This Himalayan handcrafted treasure supports the talented Nepalese artisans and preserves the thousand-year-old tradition of hand made paper in Nepal.

The Nepali Keeper comes in three Colors: Sage, Dark Walnut, and Terra Cotta

A 1,000-year-old Handmade Tradition

Nature’s Renewable Paper

A tradition of over 1,000 years in Nepal, our 100% Lokta paper is not treated with bleach like other papers and is hand made in rural, high altitude villages of Nepal.

The fibrous inner bark of the lokta bush is “cooked” into a pulp then spread on screens and sun-dried in the Himalayas. The beautiful texture from the process is characteristic of hand crafted lokta paper.

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.

Because the lokta bushes are not destroyed when cut, they grow back quickly, making them a sustainable and renewable paper source.

Tree-Free Paper

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

Vegetable-Dyed

Natural vegetable-dyes create the beautiful varity of colors in the covers.

Sustainable

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

thumb_01_60_6096 Pages (192 Front/Back)

The deckled-edges (similar to rough cut) are made by hand and add to the tradition style. 

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.

Nature’s Touch

Three Sizes Ready for Adventure

Use the Nepali Keeper to keep and preserve thoughts & memories from your travels. Use it as a sketchbook or writing journal to record your daily adventures.

Each color comes in three different sizes:  

Large: 10×9 inches
Standard: 6×9 inches
Small: 5×7 inches

The large Nepali Keeper is especially handy for scrapbooking, or guestbooks that prefer an organic feel and texture to their paper.

Handmade Color

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 journals 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 journal a unique creation full of character and individual style.

The Forest Green Nepali Keeper Journal 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 Journal 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 journal 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.

Ready to Travel Anywhere

Wheather traveling around the globe or right in your own backyard, use the Nepali Keeper as a way to keep track of your travels.

The three size options make the Nepali Keeper a great choice for a special sketchbook, nature journal, meditation or prayer notebook, or writing journal.

Take the Nepali Keeper with you, and capture the moment.

 

 

 

Handmade Lokta Paper

Nepali Keeper Handmade Notebook

Include the Nepali Keeper vintage 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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