Shiqiao Village handmade paper making

Shiqiao Village Danzhai Guizhou
In Shiqiao Miao village, most people live on their crafts: Handmade Paper-making. During a trip to Guizhou, take a look at the Miao ethnic group in Shiqiao village and discover the whole process to make paper 100% natural.

The Shiqiao Miao Village 

The village of Shiqiao is one of the many Miao villages in Guizhou. Here, there are more than a hundred families who continue to live in their wooden houses. Lost in the middle of rice terraces, the village runs along a quiet river in a dream landscape.

The manufacture of handmade paper

What makes the village so special is the traditional craft that has been inherited in the village of Shiqiao for over 2000 years! The technique definitely has been evolved over the centuries but the way was described in a book of the Song Dynasty, which is still works today.
In the workshops of the Shiqiao village, tree bark and roots are ground with 100 natural products to create white or colored paper.
Today, it remains only thirty families still live on this business. They dip products in water for a day and take care to filter and dry. The process of 16 steps is presented to travelers who can then admire the final result: the paper is then used to  do calligraphy and Chinese paintings or for sale. It's even sold abroad, the paper is 100% Shiqiao natural made!

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