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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