In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns the ancient way of paper making in Amalfi.
The town of Amalfi has a longstanding tradition of paper making. The last remaining paper mill in Amalfi is Cartiera Amatruda, where paper is made the same way it was in China 2,000 years ago. A slurry of wood or cotton pulp is spread out onto a mesh screen. The dense mixture is then pressed between two pieces of linen cloth and dried. The mill is not open to the public but their hand-crafted paper can be ordered online. For more information, visit: www.cartadiamalfi.it
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