Lokta paper is handmade in Nepal from the bark of the Lokta plant, which has long and luxurious fibers that give the sheets superior strength, durability and a rich texture.
The 20" x 30" are 55gms, acid-free and feature four deckled edges. Because they are handmade, small variations in color and thickness can occur.
Production: The Lokta "Daphne" bush grows abundantly in the Himalayan foothills. Lokta naturally regrows its bark within four years after harvesting it, making this paper eco-friendly. The raw material is collected by Nepalese artisans, who clean the bark, cut it into small pieces and beat it with a wooden hammer to reduce it into fibers. The bark fibers are put into a metal drum, where ash and water is added to produce pulp, that is then poured into wooden frames and left to dry in the sun. The paper is processed in the city of Kathmandu, employing women co-operatives and the small cottage industry using simple technology and ancient skills. Available in 27 colors: