Paper-making in Mangtuan, Mengding

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Mangtuan is the most famous village in Mengding, Lincang, Yunnan, for making white cotton paper of a kind of bark as raw material called Maisha in the Dai language.

The production consists of 5 stages such as soaking, steaming, filtering, paper forming and drying; and other eleven steps.

The last step is to scrape along the four edges with wood or porcelain scrapers and then fold it into volumes.

Thus, the soft and white cotton paper named Jiesha by the Dais is made, antiseptic and suitable for long-preservation. This paper is popular and even sold to Myanmar or Thailand of Southeast Asia.

Paper-making in Mangtuan, 孟定芒团造纸

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