Papyrus Institute, Cairo

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  • things worth seeing... See how the ancient Egyptians made the first essay in papyrus plant history. If you want to buy real papyrus gifts, this is the place to go.  more »
  • We went with the company we had hired and they showed us how papyri were made and how is the process since the papyrus plant was collected. Later we were invited to a tea house so that we could see with peace of mind all the papyri that was there and the different prices that they had in case we wanted to take some, without any obligation to buy. I have to say that the prices of the papyri are in American dollars and that normally the smallest can cost to change about 27 euros, something expensive for what you can find elsewhere, but their paintings are original and good quality. I hope it helps.
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  • EGYPT PAPYRUS INSTITUTE : Many of these institutes function near Giza – They are Government- approved factory cum shops of hand - painted papyrus writings and paintings – Papyrus is a material similar to paper - Used by Egyptians from 2550 BCE - Made from the stalk of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus – The plant grows abundantly in Nile Delta region - Its tough outer skin is first removed and the sticky fibrous inner part sliced into long strips - These strips are then pressed and rolled over to flatten and then placed in water for curetting – Afterwards they are taken out and placed side by side lengthwise and crosswise on a hard surface and pressed strong so that the strips stick together forming a single uniform sheet - The sheet is then dried, polished and cut to required size, or glued together to create a longer roll - Writings or paintings are then drawn on them - A marvellous art.
  • We loved seeing how the papyrus was made, it was very interesting and then seeing them painted, the artist are very talented and the products were reasonably priced, couldn't stop at one
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