Nepali Namaste Notebook
The Nepali Namaste Notebook is crafted with hand-made Lokta paper, part of an ancient paper making tradition of the high Himalayas of Nepal.
The paper is made from a non-tree source, Lokta bushes, which grow on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet.
When properly cut, lokta bushes can produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making lokta paper one of the most sought after non-tree papers
The paper is 100% bleach free and is handmade in the rural, high-altitude village of Nepal utilizing the traditional deckle/uneven page edges.
Find the Connection
A Great Meditation, Yoga,
or Travel Journal
Perhaps you need a special writing journal to catalog your thoughts after meditating on a problem or challenge. Or perhaps you’re looking for a notebook to jot down feelings, progress, or thoughts after yoga sessions.
The Nepali Namaste Journal was designed for just such uses. The Namste makes a great fit as a prayer journal, a nature journal to capture your thoughts while outside. It can also be used as a travel journal to capture your adventures.
Great for Special Projects
Sized for Convenience
The Nepali Namaste Notebook is available in two sizes: 6×6 square and the beautiful 6×9 inch.
The Nepali Namaste comes in three colors: Sage, Dark Walnut, and Terra Cotta.
Step Back in Time
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 adventures and journeys around the globe, you’ll love spending time with this journal.
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.
96 Pages (192 Front/Back)
Deckle-edge pages (similar to rough cut) add to the tradition feel of the notebook.
Bleach and Acid Free
Modern papers are bleached to gain brigtness, our paper is bleach free and acid-free and retains its natural 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 Sage 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 Namaste 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.
“I bow to the divine with you.”
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.