This paper is remarkably thin, with very deckled edges, yet it's really strong. I make all of my papers from plant fibers (not recycled paper)
It's composed of 2 fibers: the white inner bark,fiber from the kozo tree, which I cook, clean and beat by hand and abaca fiber.
Abaca is a very strong versatile pulp from the banana leaf. It's commonly known in the international trade as Manila Hemp and is considered the strongest of natural fibers.It is 3 times stronger than Sisal fiber, and is far more resistant to salt water decomposition than most of the vegetable fibers.
The pulp was dyed pale lemon yellow before sheet forming.Each sheet was pulled separately, pressed and placed on boards to dry in the sun.