Like a giant microscopic slide, examine the beautiful patterns of nature in vegetable papyrus. This striking and unique item is great gift for cooks, gardeners, and anyone who appreciates beauty found in nature.
Thinly sliced fruits and vegetables are cooked, arranged in a pattern, pressed under heavy pressure, and then carefully dried. The result is a single piece of paper made of only the vegetable. The cooked pieces are overlapped to create a beautiful pattern and reveal the delicate veining and organic structure of each fruit or vegetable. All steps of the creation process are done by hand, from slicing, to changing the blotting papers while the papyrus slowly dries under pressure.
Each piece of vegetable papyrus is suspended between two pieces of 3/8” clear acrylic. Strong magnets in each of the four corners hold the acrylic pieces together.
The vegetable papyrus is especially stunning when viewed with a backlight, however please be aware that, like even the highest quality paper, extended exposure to direct sunlight will cause fading and discoloration.
Please note that each piece of vegetable papyrus will be slightly unique, because we use real fruits and vegetables to make these papers.