Nepalese Metallic Loktas

These stunning papers feature rich metallic color, which further enhances the natural fibers and texture of these handmade lokta papers from Nepal. Eco-friendly and “tree-free”, lokta papers are handmade from the fibers of the lokta bush which is indigenous to Nepal and also called the daphne bush or “paper making” bush. Growing around 6-9,000 feet up in the Himalayan region, this bush completely regenerates in about 4 years, after being cut down to about 6″ from the ground. Lokta paper making helps to provide a reliable revenue stream for village artisans throughout Nepal’s rural and urban areas, who specialize in this craft.