Nepalese Mountain paper is one of the most popular papers in my paper supplies store on etsy; Probably down to the colour variety, and the fact that it's reasonably priced, which means it's 'safe' to buy as a gift for other people.
Delicious colours of Nepalese Mountain Paper
currently available~ Deep Saffron, Fuschia, Turquoise, Lime
Nepalese mountain paper is made from the bark fibre of lokta, a plant which grows above 3000 metres in the Himalayan foothills. This is a renewable resource and the fibre collection and paper manufacture create valuable employment in the hill areas. The dyeing is done in the Kathmandu valley using dyes which meet current EU standards on effluence and toxicology.
it gives a crisp fold & the natural plant fibres show up gorgeously along the torn edges!
Also available in Natural!
These papers are not absorbent and can be used with pen and ink for calligraphy, for collage or for wrapping.... if your ink should bleed, a fixative can be used but most are fine.
One of the questions that is quite regularly asked is, "Can I print on Nepalese Mountain Paper?".
Well, I have written in a variety of inks & paint but I've not printed on it.
I was really pleased when one of my customers reported back to say that it prints beautifully and shared a photograph to prove it!
"Death Spell" by Natalie Ricciardi
part of a series called "Harmonic Decomposition"
More of Natalie's work can be seen at http://ladysilvermountain.tumblr.com
I make no apologies for showing more torn edges... it's not hard to guess why I chose the name Torn Edge Paper... I can't get enough of them!