Lessons from Lokta

LEARNING FROM THE NEPALESE CRAFT OF LOKTA PAPER MAKING


As a precedent, I looked at the manufacture of lokta paper in Nepal. This artisanal paper is made from fibre stripped from the Daphne bush native to the Himalayas. For centuries, communities of this region have handcrafted the paper which is often used for sacred and religious texts. This is an example of an honourable harvest sustainably practised by indigenous people.