Sea Dog Journal
It measures 18cm x 14cm x 3cm
The leather is full grained with a waxy almost suede finish.
Rustic and with an antique feel, the surface can have minor imperfections and it will soften and develop a beautiful patina over time.
Bound with a strap and brass key to keep it closed. A perfectly sized diary, sketchbook, or journal to fit in your bag.
This paper is delightful to sketch, compose or write on. It has a beautiful texture and weight. It is made from the wonderful plant fibres of lokta and have been transformed into a textured luxurious paper through the means of Himalayan sunshine and an entirely wildcrafted process.
The leather is sourced from the dzo or yak. A vital and valuable source of daily protein to the people of the Himalayan region while the skin or leather is a traditional and valuable resource. Nothing is wasted.
Handcrafted with love so no two journal is ever the same.
For more info on the paper production process, read on...
For over 1000 years handmade paper has been produced in the mountainous area of Nepal. The raw material is collected in the wild, taking care not to disturb the plants roots and the bark of the Daphne Cannabina or Daphne Papyracea bush, locally know as ‘Lokta’ is used for paper making. 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.
With Love from Onslow Street xx