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Bag with Lokta paper handles printed and handmade in Nepal

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Lokta Paper is a type of traditional handcrafted paper from Nepal. It is renowned for its quality, durability and natural beauty. Here is a detailed description of its features and manufacturing process:

Origin and Material
Origin: Lokta paper is produced in the mountainous regions of Nepal.
Material: It is made from the bark of the Daphne tree, known locally as "lokta". This tree grows at altitudes between 1,600 and 4,000 meters in the Himalayan forests.
Production process
Harvesting: The bark of the Daphne tree is harvested without harming the tree, allowing it to regenerate in approximately 6-8 years.
Cooking: The harvested bark is boiled to soften the fibers.
Pounding: The boiled fibers are pounded until a smooth pulp is obtained.
Sieving: The pulp is then evenly distributed on a mesh frame immersed in water, forming a thin layer.
Drying: The frame with the pulp is placed in the sun to dry. Once dry, the pulp turns into sheets of paper.
Finishing: The dried sheets of paper are smoothed and, if necessary, colored or decorated with traditional patterns.
Characteristics
Durability: Lokta paper is known for being extremely resistant, both to tears and discoloration. This makes it ideal for important, long-lasting documents.
Flexibility: It is a flexible paper and easy to fold, cut and work with.
Texture: The paper has a unique and slightly rough texture, which gives it a handmade and natural touch.
Appearance: Can be found in various natural shades or colored with natural pigments, often decorated with traditional Nepalese designs.
Uses
Official Documents: Historically used for government and legal documents in Nepal.
Crafts: Much appreciated for making notebooks, photo albums, greeting cards, lamps, and other artistic creations.
Decorations: Also used for wall decorations, wrapping paper and other decorative items.
Sustainability
Ecological: The production of Lokta paper is ecologically sustainable, as it does not involve the deforestation of Daphne trees.
Local economy: The production of this paper supports local economies in the mountain regions of Nepal, providing jobs and preserving artisan traditions.
In summary, Lokta paper is a high-quality handcrafted product that combines sustainability, tradition and beauty, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of creative and practical applications.

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Data sheet

Material :
Lokta card
Made in :
Nepal
Total height cm.
27
Total depth cm.
6,5
Nota
Handmade
Width cm.
17
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