ECO-FRIENDLY VEGAN First time USA10 METER ROLL RECYCLED 1/8" LOKTA PAPER TWINE For Sale

ECO-FRIENDLY VEGAN First time USA10 METER ROLL RECYCLED 1/8


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ECO-FRIENDLY VEGAN First time USA10 METER ROLL RECYCLED 1/8" LOKTA PAPER TWINE :
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ECO-FRIENDLY VEGAN First time USA!10 METER ROLL RECYCLED 1/8" LOKTA PAPER TWINE from paper scraps
  • it doesn't get any more eco-friendly than recycling tree free & sustainable Lokta paper scraps to create this very unique twine
  • it measures around 3 - 4mm or around 1/8"
  • I currently have red, blue, green, purple, orange or yellow
  • please tell me the color you want, or I will choose for you
  • the length of the whole roll is 10 meters, or 32.8 feet
  • this twine is"fair trade", which means the craftsperson received a reasonable price for the product & guarantees no child labor was used
  • I find it ties best using a square knot - left over right & under, right over left & under, pull - it's a bit too thick & stiff for a traditional bow
  • Nepalese handmade lokta paper is made from the fibrous inner bark of high elevation evergreen shrubs primarily from two species of Daphne plant & these plants are completely renewable
  • Lokta bushes proliferate in open clusters or colonies on the southern slopes of Nepal's Himalayan forests between 1,600 and 4,000 m (5,250–13,000 ft)
  • Handmade lokta-based craft paper products continue to offer considerable economic sustainability for poor rural Nepalese women due to their high-quality niche market potential
  • Lokta paper's durability and resistance to tearing, humidity, insects and mildew have traditionally made lokta paper the preferred choice for the recording of official government records and sacred religious texts
  • for more information about lokta paper, please scroll down

The earliest surviving lokta paper document appears in Nepal's National Archives in Kathmandu in the form of the sacred Buddhist text, the Karanya Buha Sutra. The Karanya Buha Sutra was written in Lichchhavi script and block printed on lokta paper and is estimated to be between 1,000 and 1,900 years oldIn the 1980s the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Agricultural Development Bank of Nepal/Small Farmer Development Program (ADBN/SFDP) launched the CDHP (Community Development and Health Project) project to revive Nepal's indigenous paper making processesNepalese handmade lokta paper is made from the fibrous inner bark of high elevation evergreen shrubs primarily from two species of Daphne (plant) (Greek: meaning "Laurel"): Daphne bholua and Daphne papyracea, known collectively and vernacularly as lokta bushes.Historically the handcrafting of lokta paper occurred in the rural areas of Nepal, most notably in the Baglung District. Today raw lokta paper is produced in more than 22 districts in Nepal, but finished lokta paper products are produced only in Kathmandu Valley and Janakpur.Lokta paper production is a forest-based industry. It relies as much on a ready supply of Daphne bark as it does on the skills of traditional paper makers and block printers, and on markets for end products. There are four main steps in manufacturing and marketing of lokta paper and lokta paper craft products: 1) harvesting the lokta bark 2) processing the paper pulp 3) producing craft products from the finished paper 4) marketing the final productsThe Daphne shrub, a subspecies of laurel, grows wildly and covers more than million hectares of forest land in 55 districts of Nepal, of which 25 districts have an abundant supply. Like the laurel plants (laurus nobilis) of Turkey and Syria, the Daphne shrub is one of the world's few underutilized species.Lokta is a non-wood forest product (NWFP) harvested from protected areas (national parks, reserves, conservation areas) and is an important reservoir of biological resources maintained under in situ condition in the unique and diverse Himalayan ecosystems. When harvested, the lokta bush automatically regenerates to a fully grown 4-5 meter plant with in 5–7 years


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