Posts Tagged "Lokta"


What does it take to Make the World’s Most Special Handmade Paper? 1. Tradition Lokta paper follows a 1,000-year-old tradition in paper making. 2. Sustainability Lokta bushes when cut, grow back quickly to their original height, making it a very sustainable source for non-tree paper-making. 3. Skill & Artisanship Lokta paper is made by hand when the fibrous bark of the lokta bush is cooked into a mash and then spread by hand...

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Ancient Paper Tradition Brought to You in a New Way 1,000-Year-Old Tradition at Your Printer’s Fingertips. There’s no paper quite like handmade lokta paper. It follows an ancient paper-making tradition in Nepal, and we are proud to introduce our handmade Lokta Natural Laser and Inkjet Computer Printer Paper. The paper is made from 100% Lokta bush fibers harvested from the Lokta bush which grows on the southern slopes of...

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A Rustic Journal Unlike any Other Our Nepali Traveler Journal is crafted with handmade Wool Felt from Himalayan sheep. The Wool Felt is created layer by layer of rolled-by-hand natural wool. Soapy water is poured over each layer helping to combine and interlock the fibers, creating a handmade vintage felt with a classic journal design. The lightweight nature of wool-felt makes this journal a great for any traveler. But the handmade...

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“Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything—even mountains, rivers, plants and trees—should be your teacher.” -Morihei Ueshiba Record your life lessons, thoughts and dreams in the Eco Batik Leaf Journal Made in Nepal with handmade Lokta Paper, a non-tree, renewable...

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Deforestation is a Major Problem “Swaths the size of Panama are lost each and every year.” (Source: National Geographic) It’s estimated that each person in the United States uses 749 pounds (340kg) of paper every year. That’s not limited to just plain computer paper. Think of all the paper, and tree-based products sitting around you right now. There’s probably a lot. Throw Away Culture Much of the problem...

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Celebrating the birthday of the creator of the ballpoint pen, we thought it appropriate to give a shoutout to its creator László József Bíró (Born September 29, 1899). It seems like the ballpoint pen has been around forever, but it’s actually much newer than you might think. Nepali Companion Notebook pictured with a Sheaffer Ballpoint Pen When the Ballpoint Pen was Invented László József Bíró was born in Budapest, Hungary, in...

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Lokta Paper has two different sides. Literally. One of the sides is smooth, while the other side of the same sheet is more rough and natural looking. It all goes back to the unique way that Lokta Paper is made. What Gives Lokta Paper its Distinctive Two Sides? Lokta Paper is handmade from cuttings of the fibrous inner bark of the Lokta Bush. The bush grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, and has a fast re-grow rate...

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“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” -Theodore Roethke Introducing Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal The Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal is handmade in Nepal and contains Lokta Paper. The paper is made from strips of the Lokta bush which are cooked in vats in the high Himalayan villages of Nepal. Once the desired consistency is obtained, the fibrous mash is placed by hand onto boxed...

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