When we started this type of paper in 1990 it had never been seen before. Today it has become one of the most recognised and certainly the most popular of handmade papers in the world. Petal papers are an HQ PaperMaker speciality and our creations are now world famous. Each sheet is a work of art.
We use real petals, leaves and grasses that are collected from our nursery early each morning and embedded into the paper the same day while the texture and colour are still perfect. We take the utmost care with this paper, but please note that because the inclusions are natural, sometimes colours will change unpredictably in time; this is a feature of the paper.
In many of our designs we place the petals and leaves meticulously into artisic patterns, rather than scattering them randomly. This adds time to the process and accordingly we havethree price brackets (A) Random, (B) Artistic and (C) Complex. It takes a skilled papermaker three times longer to make a (C) pattern than an (A) pattern.
Our petal and leaf papers are available in three different types, to suit different end uses. On this page we have code 0181 which is a hybrid, featuring a combination of the strength and weight of the standard 0161 petal paper and the doudle layers of the 0171 tissue which allow us to create artistic patterns between the layers. Suitable for any purpose where artistic patterns are sought but a thicker paper is required.
Our handmade paper is made by traditional techniques using a teak wood mould/deckle. Handmade papers take the size of the mould and have four deckled edges.
Due to the uneven quality of deckled edges, the dimensions of each sheet of handmade paper will vary slightly - typically up to 1cm.
A note on cutting handmade paper to smaller sizes with straight edges: please allow about 2cm (1") all around the sheet for trimming to straight edges before cutting.
Mulberry paper is called saa paper in Thailand and there is only one variety of mulberry tree that is used today. The Latin name for this is Broussonetia Payrifera Vent and it grows abundantly in the norh of Thailand and also in neighbouring Laos and Burma. Handmade mulberry paper from Thailand is also sometimes referred to by the Japanese name kozo, although paper here is no longer made from kozo, which is a different genus of tree. The Japanese import most of their mulberry raw material from Thailand and neighbouring countries and make it into washi and other papers.
|Bamboo 0181A/040000 US$3.54||Bo 0181A/040002 US$3.54||Bouganvillea Leaf 0181B/040004 US$3.81||Bouquet 0181B/060000 US$3.81|
|Broken Bouganvillea 0181B/040010 US$3.81||Bunches of Pink 0181B/060002 US$3.81||Dragon Tongue 0181A/040003 US$3.54||Falling Flowers 0181A/040009 US$3.54|
|Ferns 0181A/040017 US$3.54||Flower Squares 0181B/060006 US$3.81||Flying Orange & Vine 0181B/040025 US$3.81||Green Heart 0181B/040022 US$3.81|
|Hot Petals 0181C/040019 US$4.35||Liana 0181C/060005 US$4.35||Local Flowers 0181C/040015 US$4.35||Marigold 0181B/040011 US$3.81|
|Mixed Bouganvillea 0181A/040005 US$3.54||Mixed Flowers 0181B/040028 US$3.81||Pine 0181A/040021 US$3.54||Pink Candle 0181B/040027 US$3.81|