A personalized, pocket-sized treasure for your Roadmap to Legendary!
A Chocolate Brown filled with handmade white, natural parchment paper. Don’t be fooled by the compact size—while the Journal is just 4.5 x 5.5 inches, it’s rugged and ready for the written word! Hand stitching with durable waxed thread guarantees your paper is permanently attached to the cover. This journal is perfect for slipping into a pocket, backpack, or purse to travel everywhere with you, for those times when you need to jot down notes for your Roadmap to Legendary.
- Stamped with Be Legendary and our snail.
- Perfect size for pocket, backpack, or purse!
- Traditional Leather Strap Closure made from 1/4 inch wide leather
- Fine Grain, A-grade leather. No scars, brands, or blemishes on this Heirloom leather.
Details and Dimensions:
- 128 pages (64 sheets) of our favorite handmade Saa paper (see making below)
- Deckled edge paper
- Dimensions: 4.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches
- Permanently bound keepsake, Non-refillable
We are proud to use exclusively handmade Saa paper, also known as Mulberry Bark paper. Saa (pronounced “sah”) is a traditionally handmade paper derived from the bark of the mulberry tree. We chose this paper not only for its texture and organic character but also because no trees are harmed in its creation. Though the bark is peeled from the tree, it has no lasting effect. These fast growing trees will quickly regrow the lost bark in a season and be ready for the harvest again.
Originally used for Buddhist scripts, the process for making Saa has remained unchanged for 700 years. Here is the process:
- First the bark is removed from the young growth of the mulberry tree.
- Next, it is boiled in large cauldrons over an open flame for several hours.
- The softened bark is then beaten to remove impurities and reduce the pulp to finer fibers.
- The resulting slurry is mixed with various natural dyes and flowers or grasses to give each particular paper its unique character.
- Skilled craftsmen manipulate the pulp onto submerged bamboo frames stretched with thin mesh screens until a consistent thickness is achieved.
- The screen is then removed to allow all the water to drain through the mesh, leaving behind only the bark paper.
- Finally, the paper is left to bake in the sun for drying.
Unlike your typical homemade paper making, this process yields a paper both uniform in thickness and smooth with a slight “tooth” on both sides. We make sure the paper has functional write-ability as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Give it a try! We think you will love it too!