HATAKAMI DIRECT: Prakrtika 100 Large Sheets FREE SHIPPING
HATAKAMI DIRECT: Prakrtika 100 Large Sheets FREE SHIPPING

HATAKAMI DIRECT: Prakrtika 100 Large Sheets FREE SHIPPING

Regular price £170.00

DIRECT FROM THE MILL IN NEPAL

100 large sheets of handmade, natural white, 70gsm Hatakami Prakrtika with FREE SHIPPING 

This offer applies to customers in USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

ABOUT THE PAPER

Hatakami Prakrtika is handmade paper produced by the same family in the same way for generations and is used for printmaking, calligraphy and fine art. 

Prakrtika is an artist grade paper especally useful for printmaking and drawing. Gesso can be applied to the surface to make it paint ready too.  

It's made using methods which have hardly changed for thousands of years using two local fibres called Sethbarau (Nepali Kozo) and Argeli (Mitsumata) which grow in the wild and is harvested in the foothills and highest altitudes of the Himalayas. 

Sethbarau or Nepali Kozo is an exceptionally strong fibre, mitusmata is wonderfully soft and absorbant. When combined in the 50/50 mix it creates something quite special. 

Unlike lower quality papers from Nepal these contain no fillers such as grasses and wood pulps.

The beauty with this paper is its absorbancy when used with western inks leaving a wonderful matt print, similar to Japanese style finishes found in printed and stenciled works. 

Because of the various processes involved this paper can only be made during a small window of time meaning that production and availability is very limited. 

All Hatakami is handmade and so there is no grain direction. It is also acid-free. It can be used with western inks and bookbinding glues. We find using a roller when gluing to give the best results. 

Usage - printmaking, drawing, bookbinding, box covering, decoupage, collage, lamp shades.

PACK SIZE

100 Large Sheets

720 x 560 mm, 28 x 22 inches (approximately)

WEIGHT

70 gsm (approx) Feels like 100/120gsm text weight 

Note that the differences in the characteristics between western and eastern papermaking fibres means that gsm weight isn't directly comparible in terms of how heavy or thick the paper feels.  

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

When we receive an order we forward your delivery details to the mill who will make your order ready. Packages are sent to Kathmandu once a week where they are then handed over to the courier firm, Speedex

A copy of the Speedex delivery note containing the tracking number will be emailed to you.

Speedex is yet to fully embrace live tracking technology and so whilst tracking info is provided please be aware that it can be very limited and often isn't updated for some time and in some cases not until it's been delivered! We ask for your patience. 

VPCo use Speedex to deliver to us from Nepal.

We have found it to be reliable if not wholly predictable. Our last delivery arrived in 7 days from dispatch but it can sometimes take up to 3 weeks. 

PLEASE NOTE  you MAY be liable to pay import/handling charges before or after delivery. 

This offer applies to customers in USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.