Lokta Paper Flags

How the flags are made

Lokta paper can be traced back to the 12th century in Nepal, when it was used for religious texts and government documents. Its durability and resistance to tearing, insects, moisture, and mildew made it perfect for important documents then, just as it does now. Since the Lokta bush is a naturally regenerating plant when harvested correctly, these products are eco-friendly and sustainable.

This is a playfully colourful twist on the traditional Tibetan prayer flag. The flags are made from dyed lokta paper collected from Nepal’s northern Dolakha region and are screen printed with gold paint to give them that prayer flag look. Prayer flags are traditionally seen strung along the high peaks of the Himalayas or amidst Buddhist monasteries and temples and are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom.

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