The handmade paper that lasts 800 years

The handmade paper that lasts 800 years

It is fantastic that some ancient arts of making things by hand, survive the test of time. Take a walk down memory lane in Vietnam. Enjoy this Daily Find! Love CW.

On the veranda of a home in Suoi Co, a rural Vietnamese village about 45km southwest of Hanoi, two women were squatting around a plastic bucket, dipping their fingers in murky water to select strings of fibrous white pulp. Behind them, tree bark was soaking in three metal water tanks – the first step in this long process – to separate out the fibre. They expertly assessed the mushy pulp’s consistency, making sure it was ready to be pressed into giấy Dó (Dó paper), a handmade, chemical-free paper that can […]

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