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 […]