Handbound Soft Cover A5 Wrinked Lokta Landscape Sketchbook.
This Lokta sketchbook is the perfect gift for any friends, family or colleagues who enjoy sketching. Especially useful to take out and about with you because of the soft cover and convenient A5 size. The paper feels textured and is of highest quality Lokta paper handmade in Nepal.
MEASUREMENTS: 15x21cm (A5) (30 Pages)
ABOUT LOKTA: For over 1000 years handmade paper has been produced in the mountain area of Nepal. The raw material used in the bark of the Daphne Cannabina or Daphne Papyracea bush, locally know as ‘Lokta’. The bark gathered at high altitudes of 6500 to 9500 feet and carried down to villages where local paper-makers clean and boil it twice. The boiled bark is beaten with wooden mallets, producing a soft pulp which is poured over screened wooden frames floating in a pond, and spread evenly by gently shaking. The frame is then removed and dried in the Himalayan sunshine and the resulting paper peeled off the frame.
After harvesting, the Lokta bush naturally regenerates, reaching full maturity again in six to seven years, thus preserving the fragile forest ecology of Nepal, as well as giving continued work to the many mountain villages.
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