...stylized a bit and dressed up in mellow yellow...
and presented here as drawing
#3 in my series of
Ancient Egyptian inspired
Did you know...
"Papyrus is a thick paper-like material produced
from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge
that was once abundant in the Nile Delta of Egypt.
Papyrus usually grow 2–3 meters (5–9 ft) tall.
Papyrus is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt
(at least as far back as the First dynasty),
but it was also used throughout the Mediterranean region."
From Ancient Egypt in 3000BC...papyrus
From China in the year 105...cotton rags
From Japan in the year 610...mulberry fibers...
made into a Japanese paper called Washi.
Chinese discoveries spread through India...
to the Middle East where in 751 linen was used...
a paper mill built at Samarkand in 757.
The ideas spread again to Italy...where hemp and linen rags
In 1276 the first Italian paper mill
was built at Fabriano and until the 14 century
Italy became a paper supplier in Europe.
In 1282 the first watermark was introduced in Bologna.
...And that's only half the story!!!
Hmmm...All this info tends to makes one appreciate
one's temperamental little Moly just a
wee bit more, eh?!
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."