Mexican bark paper at Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is featuring a collection of bark samples from Mexican paper making villages from the 1930s. This area in Mexico is known for bark paper made from a unique species of ficus.

These samples were collected by historian Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen, most likely while he was doing research for his book on Aztec and Mayan paper makers in the late 1930's and early 1940's. 

Read about the collection on the Artifact of the Month page at Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking .