Nepalese Lokta Paper
Strong Durable Paper Made from the Lokta Bush
Lokta paper has been used in Nepal since the 12th century, when it was used to write epic tales, to print mantra for use in prayer wheels, and for religious texts chanted by Buddhist monks. Until 1959, Nepal used this paper for all official government correspondence, and even today it is used for all of their land ownership papers (lal purja) and legal documents.
Nepalese Lokta Paper is and eco-friendly paper hand-made from the fiber of the "Nepal Paper Plant," also called the Daphne Shrub or Lokta Bush. The cultivation of this "tree free" paper is an eco-friendly resource and a reliable revenue stream for the village artisans of Nepal's rural and urban areas. The Lokta bush completely regenerates in about 4 to 6 years after being cut to about 6" from the ground.
Lokta Paper makes a great paper for any text writing or printing. It also makes a fantastic paper for book binding and origami. Choose from a variety of styles including Solid Colors, Pinto Patterns, Sun-Washed Designs and Screenprinted Varieties. Lokta Paper is:
Strong and durable
Handmade by village artisans of Nepal's rural and urban areas
Available in hundreds of styles and colors