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Explore Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory

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Explore Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory


Jungshi means natural and it is a joy to watch Bhutanese paper being made from scratch, without using chemicals or harming the environment. Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory is one such place, one kilometer away from Thimphu, where paper is made using the Daphne bush’s bark. Historically, this paper was made to be provided in Bhutan’s monasteries – today a handful of such factories preserve the age-old tradition. Watch the entire process that involves pulling the bark from a tree, soaking and boiling it, then sorting, crushing and pulping it, and finally layering, pressing and drying the paper. Don’t forget to buy paper, cards, notebooks and calendars before you leave!

 

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