Large, soft-cover tie dyed book journal. These journals fold over the front and tie closed with a recycled peach pit button! Thin enough to slide into a day bag for poetry or drawing. 7"X9". 48 pages. Handmade by fair trade artisans in Nepal from the bark of the lokta bush, an easily renewable native plant. A completely eco-friendly product.
This handmade paper product is part of a paper project initiated by UNICEF. It uses traditional Nepali paper to create products for western markets. Nepali's have been producing handmade paper in their villages for over a thousand years and still use it in their daily lives. The paper, made from the bark of the Daphne or "lokta", is renowned for its exceptional durability and wonderful texture. The goal of the paper project is to help low income rural and urban families earn a fair and equitable income while sustaining the important traditional craft of paper making. The project leaders are committed to community development and invest a substantial percentage of their profits in community-based projects including water supply, sanitation, resource conservation, education and day care facilities.