Xuan paper宣纸(xuān zhǐ) is a traditional Chinese paper for calligraphy and painting made by a traditional Chinese paper-making craftsman. It is a special and unique handicraft.
The history of Xuan paper can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty and first produced in Jing County. It was named Xuan paper because Jing County was under the control of Xuanzhou in the Tang Dynasty. Xuan paper has a history of more than 1,500 years.
Xuan paper has many excellent characteristics, such as easy storage, a long lifespan,a texture that is not brittle, and qualities that will not fade the ink quickly. It has earned the reputation that “xuan paper lives for thousands of years”.