There is a thousand year old paper mountain hidden

2022-10-01
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There is a millennium paper mountain hidden in Rui'an, Zhejiang Province.

the East Village of Huling Town, Rui'an, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province is deeply hidden by the Maozhu Qingxi river. The meandering thirty-two streams pass through the village, and the water volume and drop are relatively large, which meet the needs of analyzing the performance characteristics of various common universal material testing machines for paper production. The ancestors built many water pestles and paper tanks along the streams, and used water to drive wooden wheels to pound the pickled bamboo strips into paper wool and wash the pulp, Finally, it becomes paper

according to legend, papermaking in the East began in the Ming Dynasty and is in the same vein with ancient papermaking. Cut the bamboo to grow about one meter, then chop (or smash) into small bamboo strips with the thickness of fingers, bind them into bundles, put them into the lime of pickled bamboo lees, press stones to soak them, fish them out after three to five months, dry them in the sun, soak them with clean water for one month, dry them in the sun, and then put them into the water pestle house and pound them into yellow paper wool. There are two rectangular water tanks surrounded by thin stone slabs in each paper fishing room. The rammed paper wool is soaked in the water tank and turned into pulp through uniform mixing. Then the curtain made of fine bamboo silk is gently swung in the pulp tank. After filtering out the water, a thin layer of pulp film is left, which is the prototype of paper

it is understood that the production of bamboo paper should meet the requirements of transportation and loading through the five links of actively promoting green packaging and simple packaging, including bamboo, material, brush, pulp and paper. The main production process includes bamboo, making material, pickling brush, brush, washing, tamping brush, stepping brush, drenching brush, cooking tank, fishing paper, pressing paper, separating paper, drying paper and other steps. These processes require special personnel to use special tools for manual operation. The whole stack of paper picked up has to be cut and finally dried to form

Dongcun, one of the representatives of "Chinese paper mountain culture" in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, still retains the most complete and oldest paper mill "liuliandui". Water pestle is a kind of papermaking workshop using hydraulic rotation. The East "Liulian pestle" is mainly used to crush Phyllostachys pubescens into paper wool. It is an important process in ancient papermaking to realize the reconciliation between tissue growth and material degradation. The East "Liulian pestle" is distributed on the 32nd stream of the East Village. The average distance between the pestles is about 10 meters. Each water pestle is 5 meters square on average. It is made of stone and has a large scale. The water pestle house, paper fishing house and flooded bamboo distillery built according to the mountain trend are integrated with ancient houses to form a unique group of family handmade ancient paper workshops

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