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Here is our ethnic collection of stationery from around the world, including traditional paper crafts like Lokta from Nepal as well as unique pencil cases created using traditional fabric weaves. We also sell very special recycled newspaper pencils made by the Nepalese charity Women's Dreams.

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Khambaria Journal

Khambaria Journal

IN265

£7.20

 

These beautiful little journals feature a cover made from the heavily embroidered and decorated textile known as Khambaria. With their enchanting mixture of sequins, beads and colourful threads, each book is perfect for housing a myriad of ideas, thoughts and dreams! 

Approx: 10cm × 15cm × 1cm
All Colours & Patterns vary
Origin: India

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Flower of Life Lokta Notebook

Flower of Life Lokta Notebook

NP536

£10

 

These large, hardback notebooks are made using traditional Nepalese lokta paper. Each book is block printed with a beautiful Flower of Life design on the cover. Lokta paper is made in a traditional method in the high-altitude forests of the Himalayas. The paper has a wonderfully tactile nature, is very durable and has a natural off white, creamy colour.

Approx: 16cm × 21cm (40 pages)
Colours vary
Origin: Nepal

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Celestial Lokta Notebook

Celestial Lokta Notebook

NP551

£7.20

 

These luxury notebooks are made with traditional handmade Lokta paper from Nepal. Each delightful little blank-paged book features a celestially themed, sun and moon cover and clasp of coconut buttons.

Approx: 11cm × 14cm (44 pages)
Colours vary
Origin: Nepal

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Sun Lokta Notebook

Sun Lokta Notebook

NP552

£7.20

 

Handmade in Nepal, these hardback notebooks feature a clever cover with a cut sun design and a coconut button clasp. The notebook holds a pad of luxurious and handmade Lokta paper.

Approx: 11cm × 14cm (40 Pages)
Origin: Nepal

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Kantha Journal

Kantha Journal

IN300

£7.20

 

These delightful little hardback journals are filled with pages of luxurious thick handmade paper, just the right size for jotting down thoughts and ideas. Each journal is handmade in India and has an embroidered fabric cover made from traditional Kantha material.

Approx: 10cm  15cm (44 pages)
Colours & Patterns vary
Origin: India

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Newspaper Pencils - Ribbon

Newspaper Pencils - Ribbon

NP160

£1.70

 

These recycled pencils are made by the NGO Women's Dreams, who aim to improve the economic and educational situation of women in Nepal. They are cleverly made from old newspaper compressed and wrapped incredibly tightly around a lead.

Ribbon of three pencils.
 
Origin: Nepal

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Print Block

Print Block

NP469

£3.85

 

These fantastic little block prints are a brilliantly fun art tool. They make excellent teaching tools with their imprints of various parts of Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhist iconography.

Sold singly. Sizes vary but about 4cm × 5cm
Origin: Nepal

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Himalayan Lokta Cards

Himalayan Lokta Cards

NP301

£8.40

 

These beautifully coloured and decorated greetings cards are made from Lokta paper. There are three styles of card set available: a colourful depiction of the eyes of Buddha, often seen on Nepalese stupas, or a gorgeously golden picture of either Buddha or Ganesh.

Eight cards in each set. Includes a Lokta paper info page.
Approx: 11.5cm × 15.5cm
Origin: Nepal

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Bodhi Leaf Lokta Cards

Bodhi Leaf Lokta Cards

NP399

£8.40

 

Pack of eight beautifully made blank greetings cards featuring an elegant Bodhi leaf design on Himalayn Lokta paper. 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.

 

Eight cards in each set. Includes a Lokta paper info page.
Approx: 11.5cm × 15.5cm 
Origin: Nepal

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Pack of 4 Mini Lokta Paper Books

Pack of 4 Mini Lokta Paper Books

NP181

£6.60

 

These beautifully coloured and decorated note books are made from Lokta paper. The paper has a wonderfully tactile nature, is very durable and has a natural off white colour. Each of these books features a decorated stamp design on the brightly coloured front cover.

Each Book Approx: 7cm × 8cm (36 Pages)
Colours & Designs vary
Origin: Nepal

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Tie Dyed Lokta Book

Tie Dyed Lokta Book

NP225

£6.40

 

Beautiful and bright little booklet made from traditional Lokta paper. Book features average of 36 natural blank (cream coloured) Lokta pages with a vivid tie due cover with an interesting a string and button fastening system. Small enough to carry around everywhere you might need it but big enough to write everything you might need to in!

Approx: 11cm × 14cm × 2cm -
Colours vary.
Origin: Nepal

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Bodhi Leaf Buddha Book

Bodhi Leaf Buddha Book

NP458

£7.20

 

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. 

Origin: Nepal

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Lokta Collage Notebook

Lokta Collage Notebook

NP459

£7.20

 

Decorated using off cuts of other lokta paper products, these brilliant note books are handmade in Nepal and make excellent little gifts. Lokta paper making is a traditional practice from the high altitude Himalayan forests of Nepal.

Approx: 12cm × 15cm × 2cm
Colours vary.
Origin: Nepal

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Traveller's Journal

Traveller's Journal

BA945

£9.60

 

From the mountains to the beaches, the roads less travelled to the buzzing bright lights; you can record it all in these beautiful travel journals. Each bamboo and twine bound book is coated with recycled maps and includes a matching pencil. Each journal has plenty of space for a myriad of memories whether it's diary writing or scrapbook sticking. 

Approx: 17cm × 22cm × 3cm
Maps vary
Origin: Indonesia

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Large Traveller's Journal

Large Traveller's Journal

BA946

£12

 

From the mountains to the beaches, the roads less travelled to the buzzing bright lights; you can record it all in these beautiful travel journals. Each bamboo and twine bound book is coated with recycled maps and includes a matching pencil. With their larger size, each journal has even more space for a myriad of memories whether it's diary writing or scrapbook sticking. 

Approx: 21cm × 29cm × 3cm
Maps vary
Origin: Indonesia

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Indian Scene Notebook

Indian Scene Notebook

IN159

£4.80

 

These charming little notebooks feature a glass front panel with a traditional Indian scene. 

Approx: 15cm × 15cm × 2cm
Origin: India

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Himalayan Lokta Notebook

Himalayan Lokta Notebook

NP300

£7.20

 

These beautifully coloured and decorated note books are made from Lokta paper. Lokta paper making is a traditional practice from the high altitude Himalayan forests of Nepal.

Around 40 pages. Each book comes with a Lokta info page. Colours vary.
Approx: 11.5cm × 15.5cm × 1.5cm
Origin: Nepal

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Madhubani Fish Book

Madhubani Fish Book

NP358

£7.20

 

Mudhubani artwork is a traditional form of painting practised in Northern India and Nepal. This brightly coloured, vivid style is created using simple implements and natural dyes and colourants.

Approx: 11cm × 15cm - 46 pages
Mixed colours
Origin: Nepal

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Madhubani Elephant Book

Madhubani Elephant Book

NP359

£7.20

 

Mudhubani artwork is a traditional form of painting practised in Northern India and Nepal. This brightly coloured, vivid style is created using simple implements and natural dyes and colourants.

Approx: 11cm × 15cm - 46 pages
Mixed colours
Origin: Nepal

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Success Affirmation Notebook

Success Affirmation Notebook

BA877

£6

 

These wonderful little notebooks are fabric bound and feature a beautiful print of Buddha and a small affirmational piece of text. Perfect for jotting down thoughts and ideas.

Unlined.
Approx 11cm × 17cm
Origin: Indonesia

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