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Bast Fibre Paper

Mulberry plant

Steam the stems then scrape off the outer layer

Peel the bark off

cook in alkali (Caustic soda or soda ash)

Wash well

Beat with a wooden mallet to piece of dowel

Ready to make paper

Straight mulberry paper and double couch mulberry and mixed cotton and fibre paper


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