Grab yourself one of these gorgeous handmade Nepalese journals.
Please note that these journals come in a wide variety of colours and designs. You may choose which design you’d like, however we cannot guarantee the colour you’ll receive. Feel free to add a note to your order with your preferred colour/s and we will do our best to accommodate if available.
This product is made from the bark of Daphne Cannabina of Papyracea, locally known as 'Lokta' which is found at an altitude of 2000-3500 metres in the mountain area. The 'Lokta' of Daphne Cannabina has characteristics of regenerating again after 6-8 years of cutting. Bark is collected with environmental awareness, thus it preserves the fragile forest ecology of Nepal.
This indigenous Nepalese paper is renowned for its exceptional durability and special texture. The oldest available manuscripts of Hindu and Buddhist texts, royal edicts and legal documents that are centuries old, are recorded on this paper.
The paper making process involves cooking the bark twice, consecutive washing, chopping and beating with a wooden hammer. The soft pulp is poured over a wooden frame and spread evenly by gently shaking the floating frame in the water, and then sun dried.
Buying this product will help to support the socio-economic conditions of communities in both rural and urban areas of Nepal.
**All of our Nepalese products are Fair Trade.