Mulberry Paper
Category:Intangible Cultural Heritage

Mulberry paper, a kind of entirely handmade paper with the raw material of mulberry fiber and the color of pale yellow, is a kind of famous traditional craft in Qianshan County. In ancient times, mulberry paper was used for high-end paintings, senior mounting paper, in addition to the umbrella, paste baskets, shell kindling, packages of traditional Chinese medicine, and fan. Fiber structure of mulberry paper of exquisite workmanship can be seen clearly, so the classical books of local government in the Ming and Qing Dynasty and Republican period usually used mulberry paper, which looks and feels very good.

The Mulberry Paper production process has more than 30 craftstaking three months.Mulberry began in the Han Dynasty, which is called a "living fossil" of human paper industry with a history of thousands of years. For thousands of years, it recorded the essence of Chinese traditional paper-making process and was a window for people to understand the culture and history of paper. In 2007, the Qianshan Mulberry production techniques were listed as National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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