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Museo della Carta, Amalfi Entrace Ticket + Hand Made Experience

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    Visit: Museo della Carta, Via delle Cartiere 23, 84011, Amalfi Italy

    In fact, all the steps of the various processing phases and the characteristics of the materials used will be illustrated. During the visit, you will also have the opportunity to make your own Amalfi paper sheet directly.

    The rags that were used in the manufacture of handmade paper could be made of linen, hemp cotton, jute: excluding those of animal origin, and silk, both for the stiffness of their fibers, which was ill-suited to make paper , both because in the leaching operation they altered and destroyed. The rags having the fibers almost free from incrustations, their transformation into paste did not require that a cleaning and destruction of the fabric to isolate the fibers. In the transformation of rags to paper the first operation that was carried out was their cleanliness followed by hand cutting and at the same time the separation from patches, seams, hems, buttons, all those rigid and hard parts that could damage as well as the also produced the machines.

    After this first phase there was the leaching, in special tanks.

    The aim was to free the rags from impurities like fatty substances that could not be removed differently. Once the leaching took place, they were washed to free them from the leaching and other impurities that had not yet moved away. Amalfi - Museo della Carta - the knitted pile This washing was followed by the fraying whose function was to destroy every trace of fabric without the filaments being cut. This treatment served as preparation for another work, the refining in which these filaments were in turn reduced into fibers suitable for making paper. The filamentous mass that was obtained with the fraying was called frayed or half pasta, as opposed to the whole pasta that was obtained with the refining that took place thanks to huge wooden knives that beat and shredded the rags previously collected in stone piles.

    Amalfi - Museo della Carta - tinoThe mixture obtained diluted with water was ready for processing. The whole pasta was taken with special wooden drawers and immersed in the Tino (tub lined with majolica internally). The cartaroo immersed in the vat a frame whose bottom formed by a tightly woven metal net gathered a quantity of pasta, distributing it in a form; casting the water remained a thin layer of material.
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    Departure Point
    Located in the North of Amalfi
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Entrance fee
    • Hand Made Experience
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    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    The guides were very kind and conducted the tour in both Italian and English. Interesting subject matter and they were great with the children on the tour. Very nice gift shop as well.

    Thank Amy W
    Reviewed August 8, 2019

    At its peak there were at least 11 paper factories operating in Amalfi. The paper which was produced here was valued worldwide. This little museum still manufactures paper for sale albeit in very limited quantities and is for sale in the museum shop. The tour...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank tom b
    Reviewed July 25, 2019

    This museum is really just the old, really old very well preserved Woden machinery for making paper. They take you through the process and show how it was done with the water driven machines. Worth the time and low price

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Dadadelaney53
    Reviewed July 6, 2019

    Take the main street thru Amalfi from Piazza Duomo and Duoma di Amalfi up about 0.4 mile and along the hillside sits the Amalfi paper museum.......4,50euro for the 30min personal guided tour with historic narrative of the evolution of Amalfi paper (cotton/linen) production. Amalfi Creek...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Mike H
    Reviewed July 2, 2019

    Good to learn the history and processing of hand made paper, how to extract the (cotton/linen) paste on the wire screen, then formed a stack that is then placed under a hydraulic press: producing the first dehydration of the paper sheets. Hand made paper is...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank homedreamy
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