Sunday, February 12

a piece of Paper

Betula papyrifera (paper-bearing)
Because of its resistance to water and decomposition, birchbark  has been used as a medium to write on as far back as ancient India where bhurja, the Sanskrit word for birch,  was deemed suitable to contain the text of sacred poems. Several of the oldest existing manuscripts are written on birchbark.

1 comment:

Florida Beach Basics said...

we used to make little birch bark canoes - lovely stuff. Happy Valentine's Day