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Title: Daphne papyracea Wall. ex Steud. – A traditional source of paper making in Arunachal Pradesh
Authors: Paul, Ashish
Arunachalam, A Arunachalam
Khan, M L
Arunachalam, K
Keywords: Daphne papyracea
Shuksheng
Non-timber forest products (NTFP)
Nonwood fibres
Paper
Monpas
Indigenous paper making technique
Arunachal Pradesh
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.7D21B 1/00, D21 B 1/02, D21B 1/04
Abstract: Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in recent years have been attracting attention of institutions and industries concerned with natural products development. In this context, traditional knowledge and practices are important in prudent resource use and biodiversity conservation. Currently, wood is by far the major raw material for the global pulp and paper industry and non-wood fibres are a minor part of raw material supply. China and India are leaders in the utilization of non-woods for paper making. Daphne papyracea Wall. ex Steud., locally called as ‘Shuksheng’ is a NTFP which is traditionally used as paper making material by Monpas tribe of West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The traditional paper making technique of this tribes is described in this paper.
Page(s): 133-138
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.5(2) [March-April 2006]

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