Handmade Lokta Laser and Inkjet Printer Paper (100 Sheets, Natural)

Technical Details

Manufacturer ‎Kathmandu Valley Co.
Brand ‎Kathmandu Valley Co.
Item Weight ‎11 ounces
Product Dimensions ‎8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
Item model number ‎N-LTK-NATURAL-100
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‎No
Color ‎Natural
Material Type ‎Paper
Size ‎100 Sheets
Sheet Size ‎8.5-x-11-inch Inches
Paper Weight ‎20
Paper Finish ‎Texture Laid
Manufacturer Part Number ‎N-LTK-NATURAL-100

The World\’s Finest Handmade, Non-Tree Computer Paper

Handcrafted in the Himalayas and used anciently for sacred texts, Lokta paper has been a staple of Nepalese artisans for centuries.

The paper is made from Lokta bushes which grow on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet. When properly cut, the bushes can produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making Lokta paper one of the most sustainable, non-tree papers.

Also called Nepali Paper, Lokta paper is used for many official Nepali government documents. Lokta fibers are \”cooked\” in vats to soften and create a pulp that is spread over wood-framed screens and set to dry in the Himalayan sun.

The paper is hand made in the rural, high altitude villages of Nepal and then carried down the Himalayas using the traditional paths and pack animals (donkeys) for transport. The fine texture from the screens can be seen and felt in the finished product adding to the beauty and uniqueness of the paper.

Lokta paper is acid-free and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest hand-made papers.

Handmade Paper from Nepal

For the History Lover – The oldest surviving Lokta paper is a religious text, a copy of the Karanya Buha Sutra Buddhist text estimated to be 1,000 to 1,900 years old. Lokta paper artisans create the paper today following a tradition of centuries of paper making in the Himalayas of Nepal.

For the One-of-a-Kind – Lokta paper has a beautiful texture containing natural flecks from the bush. Each page is unique with its own characteristic patterns and texture due to the special handcrafting process.

Handmade Lokta Natural Printer Paper

Nepal Handmade Paper

For the Eco-Conscious – Lokta bushes are not destroyed when harvested. A good cut from a harvested bush can regrow new shoots that can reach full height (nearly 15 feet) in about 5 years.

For the Modern User – Our Lokta Computer paper measures the standard 8.5 x 11 inches and is designed for inkjet and laser printers. The large pack has 100 sheets.

For Creatives – The decorative paper can also be used in crafts, scrapbooking, origami and other fun and creative projects. Use yours to create something meaningful or give extra meaning to printed projects. Thank you for supporting Himalayan artisans preserving the tradition of Lokta paper making.

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