Solid Color Lokta Paper
Handmade Loktas from Nepal
These Lokta papers are made from sustainably harvested Daphne bushes. The plant is cut near its base and is ready for cutting again in a matter of months. All Loktas are handmade and dried in the sun, causing one side to be lighter than the other. Each sheet is unique in its color, the deckling of its edges, and thickness. These sheets are handmade and will have color and thickness variation! Different computer monitors may also show colors differently. Each sheet of Lokta measures approximately 20" x 30" and is approximately 100 GSM.
Use Lokta papers in bookbinding (endpapers, covers), collage, cardmaking, invitations, visual journaling, covering lampshades, envelopes and envelope liners, wall hanging, window covering, origami, and embellishing any number of projects. Lokta papers tear well after scoring with a bone folder, and are a favorite of paper and collage artists. The thickness and texture of the lokta paper allows you to create a feeling of depth in your project. Color variation gives you the ability to create shading. Lokta paper takes printing well. We have seen Lokta paper cut down and letterpress printed, and even used in inkjet and laser printers (there are many different printers out there and we cannot guarantee that it will work in yours!)
Please note that paper is delicate, and therefore non-returnable! All paper is shipped rolled and well-packed in strong, triangular United States Postal Service tubes.