Unique, Handcrafted and Eco Friendly Indian Journals

Mumbai, India · 1385 Sales


Unique, Handcrafted and Eco Friendly Indian Journals

Mumbai, India 1385 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on May 16, 2017

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Nadja on May 11, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

A very nice little book, the stones were unfortunately not beautiful, they were dull and plastic, I separated them and replaced them. Otherwise everything was wonderful.

Lynn Fulbright

Lynn Fulbright on Apr 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a journal for an upcoming retreat to Thailand...I wanted it to be special and unique. This fit my wants perfectly! The journal is well made, the pages are awesomely recycled and rustic, and the seller was amazingly helpful and friendly. I will have nothing but fantastic vibes everytime I open up this journal.

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A little intruder at the Indian Journals home photoshoot ! The result - fresh and beautiful pictures. Ready to upload soon ! The new journals can't wait to find a new home.
It's good to have some journals by your side. It's good to be prepared to gift.
Presenting the whole range of Zodiac Journals - sets sold in 2 sizes - large and extra large
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Own a Beautiful Eco Friendly Journal, Uniquely Handcrafted with Traditional Indian Art and Sari Covers using Handmade Paper

Indian Journals are one of a kind, Beautiful and Artistic Diaries derived from Traditional Indian Art that are infused with Eco Conservation Values.

Since my teens, I have always been interested in Eco, Organic, Recycled, Earth-Friendly ways of living. The idea of saving trees slowly led me to foray into paper products made from recycled and handmade paper. I also started to show keen interest in re-using and up-cycling leftover fabrics into creations of usable art.

Likewise, coming from a design background, I nurtured a very strong inclination of developing and using aspects of Traditional Indian Folk Art in our everyday lives. Something that could become a part of our daily routine and not just remain obscure in libraries.

Indian Journals was thus born out of my fondness to re-use fabrics, of handmade paper and of my passion to revive and work with Traditional Indian Folk Art.

My days are full of vibrant colours as I mix and match remnants of Embellished Sari's , Cushion covers, Embroidered Dupatta's. It’s remarkable to see how beautiful and distinctive each Fabric Covered Journal can emerge.

The Traditional Art designs are again amazing creations, especially when we see the same Indian Folk Motif turn vividly different just by playing with colours. Every journal seems to be a living being with its own special character and moods !

I now offer my Journals in Four Sizes to suit different needs, which in terms of variety, is a big addition as compared to the basic medium size that I sold for the longest time.

" Indian Journals " happily runs from my home based studio - an Enabling work space that reflects my style and sensibilities and compliments my creativity and Eco Conscious Values.

One of my favourite shop reviews that lauded the hard work that goes behind each journal in the best possible way was : "These are unique, beautifully crafted journal books, handmade in every way, with vivid colors and great attention to detail. I have never seen anything like them, definitely worth having as works of art, even if to leave the pages blank, though they are wonderful to write in – the paper is highest quality, purely handmade, and a joy to feel. I purchased two of these journal books because I wanted something more personal and aesthetic than just a plain notebook to keep in my purse. "

Another customer's best friend very aptly said : "it's one of the most beautiful things, I have ever been given!"

Here's a little peek at Indian Journals behind the scenes -


Shop members

  • Vishruti

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Besotted by Natural Living. I absolutely Love Traditional Folk Arts all around the World. It's remarkable how they seem to come out of the same creative thread even though they were created in different time and geographic zones. Sheer Beauty !

  • Raju

    Shipper, Assistant

    Fast is what describes him ! From talking to packing to shipping - he personifies the word FAST He loves listening to Bollywood numbers too !

Production partners

  • Ideal Printlinks

    Mumbai, India

    Francis Uncle - the heart and soul of Ideal Printlinks offered help in screening the covers of my journals when I was no longer able to handle everything all by myself. He is the owner of a print shop where we get the covers of our Journals done. A quick peek behind the scenes -

Shop policies

Last updated on May 22, 2017
Welcome to Indian Journals!
Beautiful OOAK Handmade Paper Journals created using Up-Cycled Embroidered Patchwork Fabrics, Embellished Sari's and Traditional Indian Folk Art Prints.

If you have any questions or would like a custom order, please feel free to contact me via Etsy or by email:
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Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I take PayPal only at this time.

The 'other' option is for arranged orders, only use this payment method if it has been discussed.

Thank you!
Regular Shipping : I generally ship via Registered Indian Post which has a tracking number and can be tracked via Etsy.

Expedited Shipping : I also ship via DHL, TNT , Fedex etc if such an arrangement is required.

All parcels sent via Indian Registered Post can be tracked here -

Although this hardly ever happens, but incase of any import taxes / duties / custom charges- the buyer or the recipient is responsible for the costs incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Cancellation : I surely accept cancellations. Kindly ask for a cancellation BEFORE the order is marked as shipped :)

Returns : I will gladly accept returns within 15 days of you receiving the item. However, before deciding to do so, it is best to get in touch with me and we could come with a quicker and better solution. If you must return, kindly send the item back in the exact same condition / sellable condition using registered / post with delivery confirmation. Shipping however is not refunded and the buyer pays return shipping. Custom orders & personalized items are non refundable. If however, the item is not what you had asked for or is damaged, then I will be paying for the return shipping.

Exchanges : Yes we can do an exchange. The rules of the exchange are same as that of "Returns" above. Once I receive my item back in the same condition as it was sold, you can get a store credit equivalent of the item (not the shipping) - and you can use this credit to buy any other item(s) that you like.

Postage and Deliveries : The nature of postal systems depends on various intermediaries and a package typically passes through many hands. Such events are beyond our control and this is why I am not responsible for lost, wrong address, damaged, returned or stolen items in the mail; or those stuck in customs for whatever reason. I will ALWAYS do what I can to help fix the situation if it occurs.

Return of Parcel : In the event that a parcel is returned to me for reasons such as -unclaimed, or wrong address, or No Authorized Recipient Available etc, in that case, there are two ways to resolve the situation :
a) you may choose to re-pay only the shipping amount where I can ship the parcel one more time either to the same address or another address in the same country. b) You can choose to opt for a store credit equivalent to the price of the product (not including the shipping).
Additional policies and FAQs
We welcome Bulk, Wholesale , Store consignments , Fair and Convention orders. Private Brand Labeling for wholesale customers is an option.

Please convo or e-mail me for details.

All Indian Journals or Handmade Diaries use Recycled Handmade Paper.
We use Up-Cycled Embroidered Patchwork Fabrics, Brocade remnants, Embellished Sari's and Traditional Indian Folk Art Prints to create distinct and instantly appealing journals. The conventional bound book stitching techniques along with a wrapping twine to match the look and feel of older era journals used in India speak of Unique Sturdy Craftsmanship.

Journal Sizing:

Extra Large Size is 9 x 7 inches is recently introduced and is observed that people who like to sketch , write for longer duration or use it for specific purposes prefer this size.

Large Size is 8 x 6 inches is most preferred by avid journalists.

Medium size of 6 x 4 inches is what sells the best not just because it is easy to carry or use as a handy purse diary, but also because several such journals can be categorized for food, travel, everyday logs, personal notes etc instead of cramming everything in one journal.

Mini Size is a cute 3.5 x 5 inches which is generally preferred as a handy book, pocket notebook, quick jotting down journal usually preferred for shopping lists , to do lists etc.

Care Info:
The journals or diaries are not supposed to be washed or wet with water. Wiping with a dry towel to clean is all you may ever need.

Please Note:
Due to monitor differences, lighting and other factors, actual item colors may be slightly different than how they appear on your screen.

All of my one of a kind Indian Art Journals are made in a smoke free, pet free environment.

More information

Last updated on May 22, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Yes we gladly cater to all wholesale inquiries. We work seamlessly and offer both made to order and ready to ship options. Please feel free to reach us at

Custom and personalized orders

Yes custom orders for boutiques / stores / organisations are welcome. We can even create custom printed cover designs exclusively for you with a minimum order quantity requirement

Sizing details

Indian Journals are currently offered in 5 sizes - Small, Medium, Medium Plus, Large and Extra Large

Small Sized Journals - 3.5 x 5 inches -

Medium Sized Journals - 4 x 6 inches -

Medium Plus Sized Journals - 5 x 7 inches - and

Large Sized Journals - 6 x 8 inches -

Extra Large Sized Journals - 7 x 9 inches -

Zodiac Range -

Gift wrapping and packaging

So happy to do this for you ! Please check out this listing - along with your order

How long does it take for the parcel to deliver ?

As per the post office, the standard shipping takes 2-3 weeks for most parts of the world, however in my statistical experience, it takes 12-14 days.

Expedited shipping via DHL takes 3-5 days