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The following pictures are showing the steps of crafting papyrus paper:

The papyrus plant grows in the Nile's
fresh water. It has long roots and stems.

2. The outer bark of stem is removed and the inner pith is sliced into thin strips. They are then subsequently hammered to break the fibres and drain the water.

The strips are placed in two layers, horizontal and vertical . The papyrus sheets are pressed together for 3 days until they become dry.

Finally the papyrus is hand painted by professional artists. The mediums used are inks, oils and gouache.

Each design may also be available in the following colors:
Green Blue Black Vibrant Grey Black Background
Green Blue Black Vibrant Grey Black Background