2 Handmade Ancient Silk Paper Being Made Today

Handmade Ancient Silk Paper Being Made Today

Posted on September 23, 2012 by team

Not far from Samarkand (Uzbekistan) there is a village where one local man started his own business of paper production using an old technology. It could help him to earn and could be interesting for tourists.

The old technology needed some restoration. It was invented by the Chinese long long ago. The paper made this way is called Samarkand silk paper today. But everything turned out to be not so complicated.

The man making the paper himself.

This is mulberry. It grows almost at each kishlak.

They cut the sticks and put them under the press in the water for soaking.

Then they remove the bark from the sticks.

Then the bark is to be boiled.

Then they use such a mill to turn the boiled bark into mushy mixture.


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2 Responses to “Handmade Ancient Silk Paper Being Made Today”

  1. 70KokuSamurai says:

    Most excellent tutorial E.R., more please.

  2. CZenda says:

    Laser printer publishing?

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