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 0171 double layered tissue petal paper. The beauty of this type is that the mrthod allows the paper artist to set out the inclusions in artistic patterns between the layers. The result is a beautiful creation that is soft, very pliable paper suitable for wrapping. They are good enough to frame and hang as a picture.
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.
|Hot Petals 0171C/040019 US$2.00||Liana 0171C/060005 US$2.00||Lilac Elephants 0171B/040064 US$1.60||Local Flowers 0171C/040015 US$2.00|
|Long Grass & Leaves 0171A/060017 US$1.47||Loving You 0171B/040071 US$1.60||Magenta & Pink Petal 0171C/040072 US$2.00||Marigold 0171B/040011 US$1.60|
|Mixed Bouganvillea 0171A/040005 US$1.47||Mixed Flowers 0171B/040028 US$1.60||Panda's Delight 0171A/060019 US$1.47||Pine 0171A/040021 US$1.47|
|Pink Angels 0171B/040066 US$1.60||Pink Candle 0171B/040027 US$1.60||Pink Petal 0171A/040008 US$1.47||Pink Wild Flowers 0171B/060002 US$1.60|
|Pussy Cats 0171B/040070 US$1.60||Red Field 0171B/040029 US$1.60||Red Petal Thread 0171A/040062 US$1.47||Rose Pieces 0171B/040020 US$1.60|