Each of these lovely bookmarks has been hand painted on real papyrus. For protection, each one is in a plastic sleeve with an attached tassel to hold the papyrus inside.
Papyrus is made from the reeds of the plant growing along side the Nile River. It is prepared by slicing, soaking, pressing and drying - the outcome is a completely organic paper that does not destroy the environment during production! It is thought to be the world's first paper.
The colorful designs on each of the bookmarks are all different and are based on art found through out Egypt in temples, tombs and museums. First the black outlines are screen printed and then the color is painted by traditional artisans. Designs vary, so please let us choose one for you.