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Lokta Paper

White and Natural
back in stock.

Lokta paper is handmade by local families in Nepal and is fair-trade classified. Made from the Daphne plants (Daphne bholua and Daphne papyracea) in Nepal's Himalayan forests. After harvesting, the plant completely regenerates to full maturity again within 4-5 years. If left to grow past maturity the Lokta Plant will not have any new growth, therefore, the harvesting process helps the forest continue to grow.

Lokta's paper durability & resistance to tearing, humidity, insects and mildew have traditionally made it the preferred choice for the recording of official government records & sacred religious texts. The earliest surviving lokta paper document appears in Nepal's National Archives (Kathmandu) the sacred Buddhist text, the Karanya Buha Sutra. The Karanya Buha Sutra was written in Lichchhavi script & block printed on lokta paper (estimated to be between 1,000 and 1,900 years old).

Once the lokta paper is produced it can last for some millennia (20003500 years).

Lokta White 60gsm 22"x 28" (560 x 710mm) pack of 10 sheets   each  :  $49.50
floorstock-ships 2 3 days
 :  edunet: ads.LoktaWH10 :   $39.60

Lokta Natural 60gsm 20"x 30" (510 x 760mm) pack 10 sheets   each  :  $48.40
floorstock-ships 2 3 days
 :  edunet: ads.LoktaN10 :   $38.75

terms of sale: Pricing June & July 2022 only or whilst current stocks last and subject to handling and delivery charges.





The NEW Artists Deli




Escama Studio's mission is to create innovative on-trend fashion accessories, while promoting sustainable development through trade.

The word 'Escama' means 'fish scales' in Portuguese; the name was chosen because of the flagship product -- crocheted accessories with post consumer pull tabs -- appear as if they're made from big metallic scales of a fish.

To achieve our unique aesthetic, the Escama Studio team adapted traditional Brazilian crochet work and imbued the handmade crafts with a modern design sense and new materials. With designs originating from both San Francisco and Brazil. The pop top bags are handmade in Brazil by artisan groups who are not just contract manufacturers, but an integral part of Escama Studio.

Escama Studio is a green company, a fair trade company and an ongoing experiment in sustainability. They measure their success by the strength of their partnerships with producers in underprivileged communities and by the sense of wonder that their products bring to fans worldwide. They are all sincerely grateful for every customer who loves these handbags and supports this venture.





Chica Rosa Clutch

$58.00 AUD

Lightweight and smooth, the purse expands to fit large iPhones + credit cards, cash, and other essentials.

Dimensions: W.5"(12.5cm) H.3" (7.5cm) D. 1" (2.5cm) (expandable)

Materials: Up-cycled aluminum, synthetic fabric liner, nylon zipper

Colours: Orange, Lime Green, Pink, Black, Brown, Teal, Jeans Blue, Yellow.







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