These beautiful note books are made from Lokta paper and are decorated with a bodhi leaf and line drawing of Buddha. 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 poorer rural people. The paper has a wonderfully tactile nature, is very durable and has a natural off white, creamy colour.
Approx: 12cm × 15.5cm Average: 50 pages
Luxurious Lokta paper notebook
Beautiful skeletal Bodhi leaf with Buddha Design
Thick textured blank paper sheets
Fair Trade from Nepal
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.