Lokta Card Stock Paper

Handmade in the Himalayas
Handmade Vintage Paper

Participate in a 1,000-year-old tradition in paper making with our Extra-thick Natural Lokta Card Stock Paper. Tree-free lokta paper is the perfect alternative to modern-processed papers.

Lokta paper is made by spreading pulp fibers from the Lokta bush over boxed screens and setting them to dry in the Himalayan sun.

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

Natural Color

No dyes or bleaches are used, presenting the paper in its natural, beautiful form.

Sustainable
Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.

Great For Printing & Craft Projects

8.5×11 Inch Handmade Cardstock Paper Like No Other

Lokta paper has a unique feel to it sometimes compared to a fabric-like paper. 

Our card stock lokta is approximately twice the thickness of our standard lokta paper, making it great for special art projects, invitations, or priting projects.

For handwritten projects, the fibrous nature does allow for some feathering and ghosting if writing with pens with heavy ink.

The paper works with traditional laser and ink-jet printers and measures 8.5 x 11 inches. Due to the thickness of the paper, we recommend printing from the rear (or sometimes front single-load tray).

Printing or crafting with Lokta paper is almost like stepping back in time and handling an important document.

The paper is available in packs of 25, 50, or 100 sheets.

thumb_01_60_60Clean-cut 

Lokta clean-cut pages are cut like traditional papers with a clean edge and measuring standard US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches).

thumb_01_60_60Deckle Edge

The deckle-edge paper measures 8.5×11 inches, but has a deckle edge similar to rough-cut or feather edge, adding to that vintage feel.

Nature’s Texture

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, called the “sun-kissed” side.

Natural Lokta Card Stock Paper

Deckle Edge

Lokta cardstock paper with deckle-edge, available in packs of 25, 50, or 100 sheets.

Natural Lokta Card Stock

Clean-cut

Our handmade lokta card stock paper with clean-cut edges, available in packs of 25, 50, or 100 sheets.

Help Support Talented Nepalese Artisans

Thank you for helping to preserve a 1,000-year-old tradition of Nepali paper making.

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