Natural Lokta Computer Paper (Indigo)
Lokta paper is a tradition spanning a thousand years in the Himalayas. Fiber strippings are collected from the Lokta bush which grow on the Southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains in Nepal.
After being cut, the bush regrows quickly, making Lokta paper a sustainable, tree-free paper.
The strips of the inner bark are cooked into a fibrous mash which is then spread by hand over boxed screens. Set to dry in the sun, the fibers join together forming the paper.
Because of this unique process, one side of the lokta paper is smoother than the other and has a very fine pattern to it due to facing the screen side while the paper formed.
The other side is the sun-kissed side which did not form against the screen and thus has much more texture and personality.
Vegetable-Dyed with Natural Indigo
Indigo, a dye that’s been used for centuries produces an incredible dark blue color. The dye is derived from the leaves Indigofera tinctoria plant.
The leaves Soaking the leaves in water ferments and converts the glycoside Indian in the plant to the blue dye. Indigo and our 100% Lokta Computer and Printer Paper creates a one-of-a-kind blend of color, tradition, and use for the modern age.
Packet of 25 Sheets
One of the world’s most unique printer and craft papers. Please note that color can vary from season to season, making each batch unique and special.
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.