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Thimphu, Bhutan

The Handmade paper making begins to find its place as the most important part of Bhutanese culture and tradition. The paper making first began as a domestic occupation and still preserved to till these days. In the year 1990 the Government, Ministry of Trade and Industry established the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory to act as a key pilot to safe guard the old traditional of handmade paper making in Bhutan and expand its market for commercial purpose. In 1992 the factory was privatized under the sole proprietorship of Mr. Norbu Tenzin, who was trained and sent as missionary in Shimane Prefecture, Japan for high quality and designing of Bhutanese traditional handmade paper for international market.

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