Himalayan Lokta Paper
Himalayan Lokta paper is entirely handmade in Nepal using traditional Tibetan methods. It is made from inner bark of the Daphne bush, which grows in the Himalayan region of Tibet and Nepal at the altitude of 6,500-11.00 above sea level. Daphne bush is locally known as “Lokta” and has the characteristic of regenerating after four to five years of being cut, thus preserving the fragile forest ecology.
The paper mold is floated in a pool of clear water, pulp is poured into the mold, the fibers are distributed evenly and mold is lifted carefully out of the water. The newly formed sheet is left to dry in the sun, on the mold. The dry sheets are then prepared to be used to create the varied group of paper products such as notebooks, greeting cards, night lights, invitations, business cards and it also use for bookbinding, Origami and wrapping etc. The paper is fine texture, extremely durable and its completely acid free.