Screenprinted Lokta Paper

Screenprinted Lokta Papers

Screen Printed Nepalese Lokta Paper

Strong Durable Paper Made from the Lokta Bush

Nepali lokta paper has been used for almost a thousand years throughout Nepal in cultural products, government documents and religious texts. This artisan-crafted paper remains a popular paper source in Nepal but has also taken on broader applications worldwide in fine artwork, home décor and origami sculptures. Lokta Paper is made from the rapidly-regenerating Daphne bush found abundantly in forests along the lower slopes of the Himalayas. Handmade Lokta paper continues to be a significant source of economic stability for rural Nepalese artisans.


Since Lokta is a non-wood shrub, the plant’s inner fibers are long and flexible, creating a strong yet supple eco-friendly and tree-free paper. Natural Nepalese Lokta paper has a soft texture and makes beautiful deckled edges when torn. While the strong foundation of all Lokta papers is the same, the appearances of Lokta paper are as varied as their applications.


Screenprinted Lokta papers feature intricate designs hand silk-screened onto solid color Nepali paper. Patterned Lokta paper is available in floral, geometric, landscape, astronomical, abstract, natural and seasonal designs!

See customer-created applications of Screenprinted Lokta Paper in our Paper Idea Gallery!