These beautifully bright booklets are made from traditional Lokta paper. The vivid tie dye cover is a key feature, coming in a rainbow of vibrant colours to suit everyone.
Lokta paper making is a traditional practice from the high altitude Himalayan forests of Nepal. The Lokta bush is a fast growing shrub and the paper making process helps to provide economic stability for some of Nepal's poorest rural people.
The paper has a wonderfully tactile nature, is very durable and has a natural off white, creamy colour.
The books have an average of 36 natural cream coloured Lokta pages (blank), and are finished with a lovely string and button fastening system. Small enough to carry around but big enough to write everything in!
These unique Lokta Paper Books make thoughtful presents. Complement with a set of Recycled Plastic Pencils and you have the perfect sustainable & fair trade gift. A lovely place to store special memories and quotes.
Dimensions: 11 cm. × 14 cm. × 2 cm. (approx)
Material: Lokta paper
Siesta Crafts was started in 1983 by Chris and Les Harper with a market stall selling handicrafts that were brought back from their travels from Mexico and Guatemala (hence the name!).
They now import directly from suppliers in countries all over the world on a Fair Trade basis and they are proud to be a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers.
They specialise in unusual and interesting gifts. In this day and age of anodyne, cloned town high streets, it is good to see they have a vibrant, colourful presence with a wide range of unique and colourful handcrafted and fair trade items.
Their intention is that by trading with their producers they are helping them to achieve economic self-sufficiency, whilst simultaneously bringing to their customers the skills and crafts of other cultures.