Italian handmade paper: an ancient tradition to discover

Nov 14, 2023 653

Italy boasts an artisan tradition whose richness and variety have few rivals in the world. Italian handmade paper, however, is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Italy, yet the spread of paper in Europe was due to local master paper makers.

This very useful and versatile product, in fact, came to us in the Middle Ages after a centuries-long journey that began in China, paused in the Middle East and then finally reached Italy, where it found a home in Fabriano, in the Marche region, and in a few other places that became just as important. Let's start our journey to discover the fascinating tradition of italian handmade paper.

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