The Art of Paper Making

In the heart of the Himalayas, Nepali craftspeople have been producing handmade paper for over a thousand years. Prized for its durability, soft texture, and natural color,  Lokta paper is an environmentally friendly, tree-free paper made from the bark of the regenerating Daphne bush. Originally used in Tibetan monasteries for sacred texts, the making of Lokta paper is a village tradition dating back thousands of years. Today, this ancient technique is used for official government documents in Nepal, as well as Ganesh Himal’s beautiful paper goods. The paper is naturally insect free and will last more than 100 years. Our paper is sourced directly from the paper producers in the Baglung area of Nepal. BWCP has a contract with these producers to buy only their paper in order to sustain their centuries old traditional artform.

 

FEATURED ARTISANS

New Sadle

ABOUT NEW SADLE

New Sadle is a non-profit organization working to cure and rehabilitate leprosy affected people since 1977.
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DWEG

ABOUT DWEG

There are few employment opportunities for deaf women in Nepal, the Deaf Women’s Empowerment Group seeks to change that with embroidered cards.
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BWCP

ABOUT BWCP

Since 1984 GHT has partnered with the women of BWCP to create gorgeous tree-free cards & journals.

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A Few of our Paper Products