Light Natural Colour Lokta.
An ‘off white’ creamy colour. It is the ‘whitest’ colour we do.
Lokta is darker toned and has a harder surface than mitsumata. It is a native plant of the Himalayan foothills found above 3000 metres. Lokta is a sustainable and renewable resource. Plants are cropped above ground level and can be reharvested after 3-4 years. The papers are made using the traditional Nepalese floating mould method in which the pulp is poured onto the paper frame. The paper is sun dried on the frame. Vegan.
For drawing in ink, calligraphy, printmaking.
Handmade mountain papers from Eastern Nepal. These papers are made from the bark fibre of lokta, a plant which grows above 3000 metres in the Himalayan foothills. This is a renewable resource and the fibre collection and paper manufacture create valuable employment in the hill areas. The dyeing is done in the Kathmandu valley using dyes which meet current EU standards on effluence and toxicology.
These papers are not absorbent and can be used with pen and ink for calligraphy, for collage or for wrapping.