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Owl Journal - Brown

JEB 684

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Availability Date 8/7/2019
This journal features an owl embossed on a rich, brown sustainably sourced leather cover. The refillable 72 pages inside are cotton rag 100% tree-free paper.
Dimensions: 4" L, 6" W
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Leather Craft

In a vegetarian region of Rajasthan, India, the cultural art of leather craft and tooling is inherited through the generations. Cows are revered here, and hides are obtained only after an animal dies of old age or natural causes. Our leather is tanned using a vegetable tanning method, which protects the environment and tannery workers from toxic chemicals. Artisans then use water-based dyes or oils to color the leather. With a set of hand tools, each artisan applies love and skill to cutting, stitching, embossing and embroidering our leather journals, bags, and accessories.

Papier Mache

The Persian art of papier maché was brought to the Himalayan region of northern India centuries ago. Artisans first soak used newspaper for several days until the paper disintegrates, then mixes it with cloth, rice, or straw to form a pulp. The mixture is molded, dried and cut into shape. Artisans coat the surface with glue paste, rub it smooth with baked clay, and paste layers of tissue papers. The base color and motifs are all created freehand with non-toxic paints, then burnished and coated with lacquer.

Leather Craft Artisans

Most of our leather artisan partners belong to a social class called Chamar, which excludes them from other classes of society and severely limits their resources. About 30 families formed a development group to empower artisans, beginning with advanced tooling techniques. As a result, the caste stigma is gradually diminishing as artisans make economic and social progress. Housing, sanitation, and health care access have improved, and children are attending school. Through access to trade, the village was able to realize its dream of opening its first school for girls.

Papier Mache Artisans

The state of Kashmir is home to thousands of artisans who craft papier maché products for their livelihood. Once known as “Paradise on Earth,” Kashmir suffered a dramatic decline in its once booming tourism industry due to violent territory disputes between India and Pakistan. Industry jobs are scarce and farming is impossible, so most villagers rely on craft production. With our design assistance, training and fair income partnership, this small group has expanded from 6 to 20 artisans. They now have access to new markets and are able to live better lives.

Shipping & Returns

We want you to be completely satisfied with our products. However, if you are dissatisfied with our product for any reason, you may make a return within 15 days of receipt of item(s). Products must be returned in their original condition with product tag, and without retail price stickers. For returns related to damaged or defective items, MATR BOOMIE will incur shipping costs for domestic customers. Any shipping costs on returns made for other reasons will be at the expense of the customer. For quality issues arising after customer purchase and use, please contact us within 30 days of customer purchase or 60 days of your invoice. We will request a photo image of any damaged or defective items and can send replacements or issue a credit for the damages after review. To initiate a return or exchange, please call us at (512) 535-5228 or email sales@matrboomie.com. Please specify the reason for the return, invoice number, and whether you prefer replacements or credit to your account.

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