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Gift Bags

Unique and beautiful gift bags rom around the world

Gift Bags

Choose from a wide selection of unique paper Gift Bags from our special Jharna-Kala and Lokta collection.

Jharna-Kala
Selected Jharna-Kala have been chosen as designs for these exquisite paper Gift Bags. Available in several sizes.

Lokta
Present your gifts in style in one of our beautiful and functional Lokta paper Gift Bags with strong paper string handles. Available in a variety of sizes and colors. They can also be used as shopping bags as the fibers are remarkably strong. These delightful bags are handcrafted by the indigenous people of Nepal and are fairly traded.

Lokta paper also known as Nepali paper is made in Nepal from the inner bark of any of five different species of the Lokta bush, including Daphne bhoula or Daphne papyracea. The bush grows in the Himalayas at 2,000 to 3,000 m (6,500 to 9500 feet). The Lokta bush re-grows again and again after pruning, making it a truly sustainable bush growing in a fragile ecological area.

A most exquisite and versatile paper, Lokta paper is prized for its attractive texture, durability and strength because of its long fibres. It resists germs, mildew and temperature extremes. Lokta paper can be preserved for a very long period of time and is non-perishable in water, yet easy to dye in water. No machines are used in the entire paper making process.

Here’s how this beautiful paper is made. It begins by cleaning the peeled bark with sharp knives and chopping it into small pieces. These are then soaked in plain water for 5–6 hours and then cooked in a soaking solution of hot water and soda for 1–2 hours. Then it is washed in cold water. Finally, it is hammered and converted into pulp. The pulp is then poured into wooden frames for drying in the sun after which the fine tuning of paper making begins. The usual size of the Lokta paper is 50 x 76 cm (19.5 x 30 inches) with four deckled edges.

Gift Bags

Choose from a wide selection of unique paper Gift Bags from our special Jharna-Kala and Lokta collection.

Jharna-Kala
Selected Jharna-Kala have been chosen as designs for these exquisite paper Gift Bags. Available in several sizes.

Lokta
Present your gifts in style in one of our beautiful and functional Lokta paper Gift Bags with strong paper string handles. Available in a variety of sizes and colors. They can also be used as shopping bags as the fibers are remarkably strong. These delightful bags are handcrafted by the indigenous people of Nepal and are fairly traded.

Lokta paper also known as Nepali paper is made in Nepal from the inner bark of any of five different species of the Lokta bush, including Daphne bhoula or Daphne papyracea. The bush grows in the Himalayas at 2,000 to 3,000 m (6,500 to 9500 feet). The Lokta bush re-grows again and again after pruning, making it a truly sustainable bush growing in a fragile ecological area.

A most exquisite and versatile paper, Lokta paper is prized for its attractive texture, durability and strength because of its long fibres. It resists germs, mildew and temperature extremes. Lokta paper can be preserved for a very long period of time and is non-perishable in water, yet easy to dye in water. No machines are used in the entire paper making process.

Here’s how this beautiful paper is made. It begins by cleaning the peeled bark with sharp knives and chopping it into small pieces. These are then soaked in plain water for 5–6 hours and then cooked in a soaking solution of hot water and soda for 1–2 hours. Then it is washed in cold water. Finally, it is hammered and converted into pulp. The pulp is then poured into wooden frames for drying in the sun after which the fine tuning of paper making begins. The usual size of the Lokta paper is 50 x 76 cm (19.5 x 30 inches) with four deckled edges.

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