An ultra slim 160pages pocketbook harbouring fine Tomoe River paper, famed for its impeccable fine writing qualities (no ghosting or feathering), its thinness and affinity with crisp fountain pen lines. The reclaimed leather adds texture to the spine, the sturdy cover is soft and boast a natural pattern. Finally, the inside paper is Himalayan Lokta for sturdiness and elegance.
- Handmade in Leitrim, Ireland
- Using historical and traditional techniques
- Supports South American Indian and fair trade economy
- Supports a family business
- Tomoe River (Tomoegawa) paper can be difficult to source due to is popularity. It is a deceptively fragile, thin and high-quality paper resistant to bleeding and feathering. It is particularly partial to fountain pen writing, leaving immaculate lines.
- Amate: This traditional bark paper dates back to pre-Columbian and Meso-American times and is still handmade by the Otomi Indian artisans of Mexico using the same methods of their Meso-american ancestors from 3000 years ago. Amate Bark Paper has been used through the ages to record religious and official legal texts and as a canvas for painting. I believe it has been instances of Aztec calendars painted on Amate but do not quote me on this! It is made from Amate, Nettle, and Mulberry trees, which results in a unique yet tough texture.