Papermaking is known to have been traced back to China, when over 1,900 years ago Ts’ai Lun, an official attached to the Imperial Court of the Han Dynasty, created a sheet of paper using mulberry and other fibers. However, a recent archaeological discovery has been reported from the Gan prefecture of a paper with legible Chinese writing on it that pre-dates the Ts’ai Lun paper by over one hundred years.
To celebrate this momentous find, we have commissioned a paper of 100% kozo made by hand. This beautiful paper is eminently suitable for all printmaking techniques, sumi brush work, chine colle, and conservation applications.
Handmade papers this large (27.5"x53.1") are few and far between, making Gan Handmade a unique option for projects requiring an oversize sheet.