Himalayan Lokta paper is entirely handmade in Nepal, using traditional Tibetan methods. It is made from the inner bark of the Daphne bush, which grows in the Himalayan regions of Tibet and Nepal at an altitude of 6,500′ – 11,000′ above sea level. The Daphne bush is locally known as ‘Lokta’ and it has the characteristic of regenerating after 4 to 5 years of being cut, thus preserving the fragile forest ecology. The paper is fine-texture, strong, extremely durable and completely acid free.
The standard size for our Lokta paper sheet is 20″ x 30″ and only the Natural White Lokta is offered in smaller sizes such as A4 and A5. You can inquire us about our latest paper sample (swatch) book to see our actual papers in our collection. The sample book can be purchased for those who are interested, please email us about details.