Handmade Lokta Printer Paper (Sarne)

Handmade in the Himalayas
Handmade Natural Computer Paper

Lokta paper is one of the world’s most unique papers. Tree-free, and made by hand, Lokta paper supports a 1,000-year-old tradition of paper making in Nepal.

The paper comes from the Lokta bush which grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains in Nepal.

Cuttings from the bush do not destroy it, and the bush can grow back to full height in 5-7 years making it a sustainable resource for paper making.

This process also supports the economic growth of small villages that reside in the mountains of Nepal.

Tree-Free Paper
Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.
Natural Colors
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

Vegetable-Dyed with Natural Sarne Leaf

Using a traditional dye from the Sarne leaf, the vegetable-dye process produces a beautiful green.

The sheets are immersed in the natural dye and the set to air dry against metal sheets. This process naturally produces a dark side and a light side to each sheet. Due to the handmade process and natural coloring, the paper color can vary slightly from batch to batch and season to season.

thumb_01_60_60Packet of 25 Sheets

The 25 sheet packet is packaged in clear packaging with a wrap-around lokta paper label.
thumb_01_60_60Packet of 100 Sheets
The 100 sheet packet is fully packaged in a lokta paper wrap.
Natural Dye


The beautiful green derived from the sarne vegetable dye makes a unique and treasured paper for printing or craft projects.

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.

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