28 May 2021

Making Chinese rice paper using traditional methods

"Xuan paper or Shuen paper or rice paper, is a kind of paper originating in ancient China used for writing and painting. Xuan paper is renowned for being soft and fine textured, suitable for conveying the artistic expression of both Chinese calligraphy and painting. Xuan paper features great tensile strength, smooth surface, pure and clean texture and clean stroke, great resistance to crease, corrosion, moth and mold. The majority of ancient Chinese books and paintings by famous painters that survived until today are well preserved on Xuan paper. The way of make Xuan Paper are extremely complex and requires highly skilled a worker who able to doing this need practice for several years."


  1. Staying focused on doing tiny things Makes ordinary things become extraordinary.

  2. Have mixed feelings with videos like this.
    I love the craftsmanship and would love to see more details on the whole process but I cannot really get over the feel of Chinese propaganda that's mixed into this one. Am I overreacting?

  3. So that's where those Arizona ballots came from.

  4. It's hard to differentiate between the pride in skill/workmanship and advocating the culture.


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