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Papyrus sheets 20x30cm

Papyrus sheets 20x30cm

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  • Hand made
  • 30 day guarantee
  • Archaeological replica
  • Papyrus sheet 20 x 30 cm.
  • with smooth edges
  • Authentic papyrus imported from Egypt.

Papyrus sheets 20 x 30 cm

Papyrus is a vegetal paper that nature has offered us for millennia. It is actually obtained thanks to a plant of the same name "papyrus plant" that mostly grows on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt. Its scientific name is Cyperus Papirus. The ancient Egyptians gave this plant many uses, not only for making papyrus leaves, but also for the manufacture of sandals, baskets or even canoes.

What is the papyrus plant like?

This plant consists of a green stem about 2-4 cm. thick at the bottom that narrows at the top and can measure up to 3 meters in height. At the top, a tuft of thin, elongated green leaves forms. In summer the flowers appear, in a shape reminiscent of the rods of umbrellas, coppery yellow or greenish.

Cyperus Papyrus

How are papyrus sheets made?

The stem of the plant is used to make Egyptian papyrus leaves. The pith of the stem is cut into thin strips that are placed next to each other, horizontally and others overlapping vertically and pressed so that the plant sap acts as an adhesive. After several days and after having been rubbed with a stone, shell or piece of ivory, the leaf is ready for use. The artisanal way in which papyrus is manufactured today is the same as that used in ancient times. There are small towns that dedicate themselves and live exclusively from the manufacture of papyrus sheets. Each leaf is a work of art, unique and different.

Characteristics:

This papyrus sheet 20 x 30 cm . It is trimmed to obtain smooth edges. It is similar in size to a current folio. There are also other formats with natural or irregular edges such as the 25x35 cm papyrus sheet of a slightly larger size and other smaller sizes such as the 21 x 16 cm papyrus sheets that you can find in our store. You will surely find the one that best suits your needs.

Don't miss the opportunity to write on an authentic Egyptian papyrus like the ancient Romans did!

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When will I recive my order?

Orders are normally processed within 24h/48h. . You can select between different types of shipping from: 24 hours to 72 hours

Are there shipping costs?

Shipping is free from €49 , so if you don't reach that amount you can choose several options:

  1. Pick up at Post Office . €3.99 In case you don't want to wait for the delivery person to arrive and save money. You receive them in 2-3 days. Shipping is made to the nearest office. If you want a specific office, you can send us a message.
  2. Home Post Office . €4.50 We send it to your home and you receive them in 2-3 days.
  3. Express delivery. €6.50 If you can't wait that long. We have 24-hour priority shipping.
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