Lokta Paper Gift Wrap
The Lokta wrapping paper is strong, durable, hand made in Nepal and printed in gold Tibetan script with the OM MANI PADME HUM mantra
Hand made and hand dyed each unique sheet of gift wrap can vary in thickness and colour.
Lokta is an indigenous evergreen shrub of Nepal, of which there are 2 main species known as Daphne Bholua & Daphne Papyracea. Lokta bushes grow abundantly in Nepal’s Himalayan forests between 1600 and 4000 metres. The inner bark of the Lokta is used to make paper and after harvesting, the lokta bush automatically regenerates with no adverse effect to forest ecology.
OM MANI PADME HUM mantra
The mantra OM MANI PADME HUM translates as “You are the Jewel in the Lotus” and summons the deity Chenrezig (also known as Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of Compassion.
The mantra is recited to purify delusion, especially hatred and ignorance, and to generate compassion.