The very important and noble art of paper manufacturing in Costiera Amalfitana (the South-East cost of Italy) comes from old and proud tradition, since Middle age when it was learnt by Arab population.
The oldest symbol for watermark in Costiera Amalfitana was the anchor, used since 1376.
Antica Cartiera Amalfitana is still located in an ancient mill (Molino della Carta di Fresco) in Pucara, near the small village Tramonti, near Salerno. It still uses the ancient equipment that has been restored: blade hydraulic wheel,beater for the defibering of cotton rags, a wonderful tenter with wooden frame and aeration holes in masonry for the sheet air drying, hydraulically operated hammer for sheet glazing - amd the ancient technique of production to get the traditional Amalfitan paper.
The sheets, cream colored, are slightly personalized in watermark with "cartiera amalfitana" amd the symbol of an anchor.
Available in several sizes of sheets (cm. 21x29.7 and 16x22) and cards (cm. 13x9)
The hand made paper is available in packages of 10 sheets + 10 envelopes, sealed and tied up with string and sealing wax, and also in large cardboard boxes of 100 sheets + 100 envelopes.
Antica Cartiera Amalfitana produces also the "flowered paper", that's hand made paper with flowers stirred in the paper mixture, with a natural, soft effect..
The flowered paper is available in 10 sheets + 10 envelopes packages, sealed and tied up with straw threads.