arsenic-treated traditional papers available?

Jonathan Silk silk at HUMNET.UCLA.EDU
Thu Jul 21 02:51:45 UTC 2005

Matthew Kapstein wrote:

>One should note, too, that traditional paper production
>has been revived at the Derge Printery in Kham (Sichuan).

I am curious about this, since it had been my impression that it was 
not easy to produce paper in Tibet itself, and I had been told--but 
maybe this refers only to a more modern period--that if one wanted a 
book printed, one had to provide one's own paper, and then of course 
pay for printing (donations, tea, etc.).  Was there paper production 
in Tibet proper in historical periods?

Jonathan Silk
Department of Asian Languages & Cultures
Center for Buddhist Studies
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