Natural Handmade Printer Paper – Vegetable-Dyed with Belerica
In traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Beleric is known as “Bibhitaki” (Marathi: ” Behada or Bhenda “) (Terminalia bellirica). In its fruit form, it is used in the popular Indian herbal rasayana treatment triphala. (Wikipedia: Bellirica)
The fruit of the Belerica tree is also used for vegetable dyes, and is used to create the beautiful brownish-gold Belirica Lokta Paper.
The Beleric Tree
Handmade Lokta Printer Paper
Be different with handmade printer paper. Kathmandu Valley Co. Lokta paper is made from Lokta bushes, a non-tree fibrous plant that grows on southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains.
Strips from the inner bark are cooked into a mash which is then spread by hand over boxed screens and set to dry in the Himalayan sun. The drying process binds the fibers together creating a beautifully textured paper with one side retaining the impression of the screen with the other side presenting a naturally formed texture.
Flecks from the outer bark pepper the page and gives each page a unique look and feel.
Belerica Colored Paper Available in 100 and 25 Sheets
The Paper measures 8.5 x 11 inches and is available in reams of 100 sheets or 25 sheets. The 100 sheet ream is specially packaged in a wrap made completely of Lokta paper.
The smaller, 25 sheet collection is packaged in a clear package with a Lokta Paper wrap around the middle.
Great for Crafts, Scrapbook Projects, Origami, and Printing
Belerica-dyed Lokta paper is great for craft projects where special paper is required. It can also be used in scrapbooking projects to add contrast to other papers. Lokta paper also makes unique origami.
The paper can also be used with laser and ink jet printers.