Lokta paper

What is Lokta paper?

Lokta paper, or Lama-Li, is cultivated from the Daphne Bush that grows high in the Himalayan Mountain region of Nepal. Tibetan refugees create the most exquisite and versatile handmade lokta papers on the planet. Lokta has four deckled edges and is a very strong fiber. This bush completely regenerates in about 4 years after being cut to about 6" from the ground. Therefore, 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.

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Why use Lokta paper?

The paper is extremely durable and naturally resistant to tears, humidity, insects and mildew. It is perfect for stamping and hand printing.

How to use Lokta paper

Paper collages using Lokta are a great way to begin using this eco-friendly art material. To get started, download our free handmade paper art projects eBook.

For inspiration, follow Cloth Paper Scissors' Creative Paper Crafts board on Pinterest.

See also:Japanese tissue, mulberry paper, rag paper, abaca paper, paper art

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