Qing Tan 青檀 Qīng tán is the Pteroceltis tatarinowii tree native to the Xuan town / Jing county area, also known in English as Wingceltis or Blue Sandalwood.
Qing Tan bark is the main ingredient for Xuan paper, the wood makes good timber, and the berries and oil are used in the making of ink.
138cm Plus size 138cm x 70cm (54.3×27.5inches, approx 1㎡, 1 sheet equivalent to 15 sheets A4 paper).
[Red Star versions are labelled 138x69cm.]
[depending on variation]
Specially handmade paper with traditional recipes from Song Dynasty. It is very similar to Japanese washi paper. It is raw paper but it is very easy to control. It contains very high percentage of Pteroceltis Tatarinowii tree bark fiber.
It is light grey colour with fine gold shimmer powders. Compared to Mica Sized Xuan Paper, this gold powders are very fine and small. These powders are added to the paper during production. The paper is very beautiful.