Since 1976, Il Papiro has been producing objects in paper decorated by hand with techniques inspired by Tuscan regional tradition. In particular, it uses a technique that has almost disappeared, paper marbling. Precisely to illustrate this technique, in the stores, demonstrations are organized by craftsmen, while in the Grassina workshop, customers can personally try experimenting with this technique. Diaries, notebooks, address books, photo albums, desk objects, and boxes are some of the products that the craftsmen of Il Papiro make for customers.
From Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7:30 pm.
Piazza Duomo. 24/r, Firenze, FI, Italia - +39 055 281628 - http://www.ilpapirofirenze.it
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