The paper of Amalfi
One day I received a package as a gift with handmade paper samples from the Amatruda paper mill in Amalfi and I fell madly in love with it.
"A sheet of ivory paper, with uncut edges, has a soul and a voice that echoes the past. It evokes the skilful meeting of water with fibers and becomes precious for those who just love to stop and allow space for reflection, poetry, art."
This is the presentation of the brochure that accompanies a rich packet of stunning paper samples, with natural colors and a vintage look full of charm. Paper made with 100% cotton or untreated cellulose.
It has a soft texture and welcomes watercolor paints as if it was only meant for that.
Whoever handles drawings and brushes, once tried, will not be able to do without it.
The history of Amalfi paper
The Amalfitans who were present in the main port and commercial centers of the Mediterranean (Sicily and Arab Caliphates such as Alexandria, Cairo, Kairuan, etc.) since the 10th century, were the first to learn paper-making techniques.
They had in fact established intense and profitable relations with the Arab world, not only of a commercial nature, but above all artistic and cultural ones.
The Amatruda paper mill is located in the ancient Valle dei Mulini in an enchanting 15th century building. Built as a bridge over the Canneto river.
It is also used for the most refined artistic publishing, but the greatest satisfaction comes from direct use, this paper "speaks" with the brush and the colors!
Our ANGELS with Amalfi paper
I started by painting watercolor squiggles, by color groups - the GREENS - the PINKS, then, unable to resist, I transformed the paper into angels - what else could I do in our angels workshop?