Lokta botanically known as Daphne Bhoula or Daphne Papyracea, is an indigenous plant of Nepal. It is found at the altitude of 6500 feet to 9500 feet from the sea level. The bark of the Lokta is used as raw materials for the purpose of making since ages. Lokta plant is harvested by cutting its stem at ground level without destroying the main root. Lokta regenerates naturally and normally takes 2 to 3 years of time. Hence, there is no adverse effect on the forest ecology. These papers are handmade and hand-dyed in Nepal and are subject to slight variation in color and thickness making each piece unique.