Floral Printed Lokta Paper Journal Book

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This is a beautiful and bio degradable Eco Friendly Sun printed white and maroon Color Lokta Paper Journal Book.

Nepali handmade paper is crafted in the traditional way from the bark of Daphne Cannabina, commonly known as LOKTA among Nepalese, an under-storey shrub which grows in the middle mountains of Nepal. Handmade Lokta paper crafting is an ancient art that has remained unchanged for over 2000 years.Handmade Lokta paper is acid free and environmental friendly. It is extremely durable and that is one reason why government offices in Nepal are still using them for all the official documentations.
Our Crafting families has been using these beautiful handmade papers for picture framing, lampshades, art supplies, book making, displays, wall paper and many other wonderful and greeting purposes. These handmade papers can be use for many different types of creative crafting which has no limitation.These Lokta paper is gathered and processed in an ecologically sound way and is renowned for its exceptional durability, natural resistance to insect attacks and special textures.Handmade Nepal has come together with paper crafting families to promote them beyond Nepal.

About Lokta

The raw material Lokta is a bark of the Lokta plant - a sapling stick of about 5 to 7 feet in length.The word Lokta refers to one of the local species of Daphne Cannabina or Daphne Papyracea - a small woody plant of Laurel family. It is also familiar to Nepalese people by the name of Baruwa or Kaagte Paat. Best quality of Lokta stick usually grows and exists at an attitude of 6000 to 10000 ft. over the highlands of Nepal. October signals the season beginning Lokta Collection. It is harvested alike the sugarcane stick by cutting it on the stem, about 30 cm above ground level. This plant has got a specific features of regeneration to maturity again within 4 to 5 years after cut despite of being destroyed.The Lokta stick if not removed from the forest in its' ideal maturity, it fades, dries up and decays within a couple of months in due course of rain, storm and sun. Thus, by plucking Lokta sticks out, neither the forest is destroyed, nor it harms to fragile forest ecology. Large number of people get employed and the local Government Authorities also get benefit by the royalty revenue derived from the tax and fee against issuance of the permission to collect.

Size: 6.1" X 7.9
Weight: 140 grams.

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Molly C.
United States


Ordering was easy and the item arrived quickly. Purchased as a gift-- the recipient likes it very much. However... Lovely but if I could return it locally I'd exchange it for another; the blank front page when first opening the book has a couple of ink smudges; they look like finger smudges. I don't mind, as a handcrafted item, but since it was a gift would have chosen a cleaner one. Little imperfections in the gorgeous lokta paper are to be expected but these 2 prints just stood out as dirty smudges ... Thank you for the artisan support-oriented business and your kind greetings. I will order again but because I don't like to hassle with international return mail, I will hope that next time the product will be free of finger smudges. Thank you for your follow up, quick delivery, and requesting honest feedback, Molly Cunningham