Handmade in the Himalayas
Handmade Vintage Paper
Following a 1,000-year-old tradition in paper making, our Natural Lokta Paper is the perfect alternative to regular inkjet and laser printer paper.
The paper is made by spreading pulp fibers from the Lokta bush over boxed screens and set to dry in the Himalayan sun.
Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.
Vegetable dyes used anciently and coveted for their distinctive colors.
Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.
Made For Inkjet and Laser Printers
8.5 x 11 Inch Handmade Printer Paper Like No Other
Lokta paper has a unique feel to it sometimes compared to a fabric-like paper. The paper works with traditional laser and ink-jet printers and measures 8.5 x 11 inches.
Printing on Lokta paper is almost like stepping back in time and handling an important document. It’s perfect for printing and for crafts, hobbies, special occasions as well as for use in scrapbooking and origami.
Packet of 25 Sheets
The 25 sheet packet is packaged in clear packaging with a wrap-around lokta paper label.
Packet of 100 Sheets
The 100 sheet packet is fully packaged in a lokta paper wrap.
Lokta Paper has a natural texture to it due to the hand-crafting process. Flecks from the outer bark can be seen in the paper making each page unique and special and giving it that antique paper look and feel.
Two sides exist for each page. One side is relatively smooth where the paper formed against the boxed screen. You can even see the tiny crisscross pattern created by the screen. The reverse side has a natural texture to it, and is the “sun-kissed” side.
Natural Lokta Paper
Lokta printer paper, Natural color, is one of our most popular papers.
New Colors with
Increasingly, people are turning to vegetable or natural dyes as opposed to synthetic. We’re pleased to offer in addition to the Natural (non-dyed) Lokta printer paper, new vegetable-dyed papers.
Help Support Talented Nepalese Artisans
Thank you for helping to preserve a 1,000 year old tradition in Nepali paper making and helping to support those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.