|Xie Yaohui displays handmade papers in Laopeng village of Zhangjiajie, central China’s Hunan province on March 21, 2014. (Xinhua/ Shao Ying)
An ancient papermaking technique is still popular in Laopeng village in Zhangjiajie, central China’s Hunan province. With technological advancements, making paper by hand has given way to machinery production and the ancient papermaking in Laopeng village is slowly fading out of sight.
Phyllostachys pubescens, a kind of bamboo, is the raw material used to make the paper, and this traditional technique involves 10-step procedures.