This week, the leading all-European TV channel Euronews continued screening program cycle “Postcards from Uzbekistan”. Another reportage of correspondent Seamus Kearney is dedicated to the famous Samarkand paper.
The journalist notes that even the ancient art of paper production has come to Uzbekistan from China, it has been improved so that the sheets of Samarkand were considered among the best in the world.
The program spectacularly presents extremely laborious and time-consuming process of producing hand-made famous Samarkand paper, recreated on a small local factory “Meros”.
As Euronews correspondent explains, at first mulberry tree branches are soaked in water for 10 days, then they peel the bark off by hand. After that two-week process of cortex conversion into paper begins.
Guests of the workshop can see all the stages of production of the precious sheets, including the process of paper pressing and grinding.
The reportage also tells about an ancient grinding mechanism that is used more than 2 thousand years to convert the inner layer of the bark into a soft substance. The result of this process is a high-quality paper that can withstand the test of time for centuries.
You can see this reportage on Euronews at time specified in the next broadcast schedule.
In the coming weeks the Euronews TV channel to broadcast new reports from the cycle “Postcards from Uzbekistan” about a number of other tourist attractions of our country.
Jahon Information Agency, Paris