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Everything Egyptian is at My Egypt. "Share the Passion" www.myegypt.com.au We import direct from our friends in Egypt to get the best Quality pieces. There is no slave labor with any of our goods. These bookmarks are beautiful and would make a great present for someone who reads or is a pyramididot or just loves everything Egyptian.Great Gift.
Our English word "paper", is derived from the word "papyrus", an Egyptian word that originally meant "that which belongs to the house"
Strips are soaked in water to remove the sugar content, the strips are pounded and the water drained away, after which they are placed side by side, overlapping slightly. A second set of strips are placed at right angles to the first, again overlapping slightly. The raw papyrus sheet is pounded once again, and left under a heavy weight (usually a stone slab) to dry for approximately six days. The remaining sugar within this concoction seals the strips together. Finally, after drying the surface of the sheet is polished to a smooth finish by rubbing (for example, with a shell or a piece of smooth ivory). Though during various periods of Egyptian history, this process could be slightly different, some papyrus continues to be made in a similar manner today.
20.5cm (H) 6cm (W) Measurements of the outside plastic sleeve. All measurements are approximate
This Item is Handcrafted and Made in Egypt.