Tej Prakrtika Paper

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Tej Prakrtika is an artist-grade paper handmade by the Sitaula family in Jhapa, Nepal.

It is made using methods that have barely changed for thousands of years using two local fibres called Sethbarau (Nepali Kozo) and Argeli (Mitsumata) which grow in the wild and are harvested in the foothills and the highest altitudes of the Himalayas. These fibres are completely sustainable. Unlike lower-quality papers from Nepal, Prakrtika contains no fillers such as grasses or wood pulps.

 Sethbarau or Nepali Kozo is an exceptionally strong fibre. Mitusmata is wonderfully soft and absorbent. When combined in the Prakrtika 50/50 mix it creates something quite special. Because of the various processes involved this paper can only be made during a small window of time meaning that production and availability are limited.

Tej is handmade so there are no grain directions. Acid-free.

This paper is ideal for printmaking, drawing, bookbinding, calligraphy and other fine art techniques.

Medium Sheet - 13in x 19in with 3 deckled edges. Approx. 70gsm.

Large Sheet - 19in x 26in with 4 deckled edges. Approx. 70gsm.

Minimum quantity of 10 sheets but you can mix and match in any quantity. This paper will usually be sent rolled.