Egyptian Papyrus

Papyrus, a renewable plant resource, is the oldest writing material in existence today, dating back at least 5,000 years. As early as 2000 BC, papyrus replaced stone and clay tablets and became the choice for legal and official documents. The word “paper” is derived from its name.

Formed by laying thin strips of papyrus plant stalk in horizontal and vertical (crosswise) layers, each handmade sheet is unique and often features frayed edges adding to its handmade character. Its strength makes these papers ideal for painting, writing and drawing.