Lokta Paper Decorative Sample Swatches
Add some decorative paper to your next creative project with the Lokta Paper Decorative Sample Swatches! In this package of paper swatches, you'll find a variety of patterned Lokta paper pieces. This paper is ideal for paper projects like scrapbooking, collage, card making or whatever you can dream up. This sample package features 60 pieces of assorted paper. The swatches measures 3 by 3 inches, 3 by 5 inches, 3 by 7 inches, 4 by 4 inches, or 5 by 7 inches. There is a variety of each size in the package.
Lokta paper comes from Nepal. It is made from sustainably harvested Daphne bushes. The paper is made by hand and all colors and patterns are also done by hand. All processes use ancient techniques with very little electricity. Read more about Lokta papers in our blog post:
"Lokta paper is made from the bark of a Daphne bush, which grows exclusively at the foot of the Himalayan mountains. The inner bark provides extremely long fibers to create paper, which gives Lokta paper a very durable quality. To create the Lokta paper, the bark is striped from a living bush which not only helps the bush to grow, but the bark completely regenerates in six to seven years. (A truly eco-friendly paper!) The inner bark is cooked, beaten down into a wet pulp, and scooped up into paper molds. Color is added to the paper through natural bark and flower based dyes, and this paper never touches chemicals or bleaches. Have you ever noticed your Lokta paper is lighter in color on one side? That's because this paper is dried in the sunlight on the Nepalese mountainside! Not only is Lokta paper hand pulled, it is also hand-dyed, hand screen printed, and batiked (stamped with wax) making every sheet unique in color and weight."