Nepalese Dyed Pinto Lokta Paper. These papers are handmade from fiber of the "Nepal paper plant," called the Daphne shrub or Lokta bush. Growing around 6-9,000 feet up in the Himalayan region of Nepal, this bush completely regenerates in about 4 years after being cut to about 6 inches from the ground. The cultivation of this "tree free" paper is an eco friendly resource and a reliable revenue stream for the village artisans of Nepal's rural and urban areas. The Pinto papers are vegetable dyed Lokta fiber. The random pattern is almost like tie dye, and the effect is similar to the markings of a Pinto horse.