Papermaking Mould Item Number: 3396/10 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Papermaking mould with a frame composed of four pieces of bamboo - two long pieces, each with two notches for the shorter pieces to be inserted into, creating a square. Each piece has been marked on the interior with a letter 'A' through 'D'. A mesh screen is strung into the middle with four ties along the long edge, and three along the short. The screen has folded and sewn edges, creating long pockets through which sticks are inserted giving the screen a frame. One stick is only partially inserted, leaving it overhanging from the screen.