Collection: Tibetan Prayer Books

These scripture books were hand-made in Tibet and consist of wood covers with individual leaves with Buddhist prayers and deities adorning them. They embody the word of the Buddha and are considered sacred. The books are placed with special care by being put in high places and honored with incense and candles. The Tibetan script is hand-written and printed by hand from band-carved wood blocks. the durable paper is made from "lokta" daphne bark. Lokta paper is made from the bark of daphne shrubs in Nepal. The shrubs grow at high altitudes, from 6500 to 9500 feet high. They grow back every 4 to 6 years so the paper is very sustainable.