Iridescent indigo, Bank Paper

The iridescent indigo fabric in which this unique diary is cased is the perfect blend of traditional techniques and modern innovation.

A restock of this diary is expected in March 2019.

Indigo with a modern twist

The first in our new series of special edition journals featuring unique cloth and paper selections, this diary is cased in an indigo-dyed cotton to which a natural iridescent dye has been added in a painstaking hand-dyeing process. The mesmerising result sees this fabric catching and reflecting indigo, red and purple light from thread to thread, depending on the angle at which it is held.

Bank Paper

Made in small batches at Mitsubishi's paper mill in Himeji, Japan, Bank Paper was first created for use in bank ledgers at the Mitsubishi Group's financial arm in 1960. Seeking both adaptability to everything from pencils to fountain pens and the strength to withstand constant use in a busy ledger, Mitsubishi's engineers combined a proprietary blend of two pulps and a special cooking process to create Bank Paper, a unique paper with a slight texture and a gentle off-white colour. This paper features fantastic colour accuracy and softens one's writing, making it suitable for diarists, artists and anyone who wants a stronger, more substantial handfeel from their paper than Tomoe River.

Socially conscious craftsmanship

Every Musubi journal is handbound in Singapore by a team of artisans with physical and intellectual disabilities. Your purchase funds employment opportunities for these talented individuals.

Unique materials, meticulously sourced

Our special edition journals feature unique fabric and paper from around the world, showcasing the breadth and depth of human ingenuity and high technology. Each batch is made in small quantities limited by the amount of cloth available to the atelier, and as such may be difficult to restock once the production run is over.

Gift packaging included

Every diary comes ready to gift, packaged in a Musubi box with a certificate hand-signed by our team of artisans with disabilities. The certificate doubles as a bookmark and has a grid guide sheet printed on its reverse side.