Butterflies | Black on Lokta Paper
A small batch of “Butterflies” on beautiful Nepalese Mountain Lokta eco-friendly paper.
This paper is made from the fibrous inner bark of Daphne Cannabina papyracea, locally known as “Lokta”, an evergreen shrub found between the altitudes of 1600 to 4000 metres on the southern slopes of the Himalayas country of Nepal. Lokta has the ability of regenerating within 5 to 7 years after harvesting. The bark is collected with environmental awareness and large scale “Lokta” resources remain untapped.
This indigenous handmade paper is renowned for its special texture, exceptional durability and resistance to tearing, humidity, insets and mildew. The oldest available manuscripts of Buddhist text, royal edicts and legal documents were recorded on this paper.
The paper making process involves cooking the bark twice, washing, chopping and beating with wooden hammer. The soft pulp is poured over a wooden framed fine mesh and spread evenly by gently shaking the floating frame in water before being sun dried.
Each lino print is slightly different, printed with artist quality water-based black ink.
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