Amalfi Paper

Amalfi Informal Folded Note Cards with Envelopes (8 ct) (3.5 x 5.25)

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Item # pcv862

Description

An instant classic, use the luxurious Amalfi Informal Folded Note Cards to write to penpals, friends, family, or business contacts for a touch of beauty in your stationery collection. Available in a set of 8 cards from one of the most renowned paper makers in Europe comes the Amalfi Informal Folded Cards (3.5 by 5.25 in.) - a smaller-sized set of correspondence notes made by hand from the finest cotton since the 14th century.

The true deckled edge, on all four sides of each card and along the envelope closure, emphasizes the luscious texture of this pure cotton rag paper, adding dimensionality and character. Lastly, the paper has the distinctive and subtle Amalfi "Amatruda" watermark that authenticates this as Amalfi premium stationery.

  • 3.5 x 5.25 inches
  • 8 Folded Notes & 8 Envelopes
  • True Exquisite Deckled Edge
  • Distinctive Amalfi "Amatruda" watermark
  • 100# text weight (approx.)
  • Handmade at original 14th centeury paper mill on Italy's Amalfi Coast
  • Made by Hand on Italys Amalfi Coast
Made In - Italy
Amalfi Informal Folded Note Cards with Envelopes (8 ct) (3.5 x 5.25)
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Additional Info

This stationery is handmade by Cartiera Amatruda in the ancient duchy of Amalfi, Italy, one of the oldest and most renowned papermaking centers in Europe. The Amatruda paper mill is placed in the ancient Mill Valley of Amalfi, in an enchanting bridged position over the Canneto river. The first floor of the building dates back to the fifteenth century and the paper manufacturing tradition of the Amatruda family dates back to1380. Each deckle-edged sheet is crafted with the utmost care, using many of the traditional methods developed in the Middle Ages. The paper is made from the finest cotton rag and sized for the best possible writing quality.

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

  • Amalfi Informal Folded Note Cards with Envelopes (8 ct) (3.5 x 5.25)
    • Key Attributes
    • 3.5 x 5.25 inches
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    • 8 Folded Notes & 8 Envelopes
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    • True Exquisite Deckled Edge
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    • Distinctive Amalfi "Amatruda" watermark
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    • 100# text weight (approx.)
    •  
    • Handmade at original 14th centeury paper mill on Italy's Amalfi Coast
    •  
    • Made by Hand on Italys Amalfi Coast
  • Paper Properties
    • Envelope Finish
    • Handmade
  • Stationery
    • Card Type
    • Top-Folded Horizontal
    • Card Color
    • Soft White
    • Card Dimensions
    • 3.5 x 5.25 inches
    • Card Weight
    • 150 gsm
    • Card Finish
    • Handmade w/ Watermark
    • Card Edges
    • Deckled
    • Card Size
    • A6
  • Stationery - Envelopes
    • Envelope Dimensions
    • 3.5 x 5.75 inches
    • Envelope Opening
    • Top
    • Envelope Color
    • Soft White
    • Stationery Packaging
    • Clear Cello Bag
  • Shopping
    • Preorder
    • Ships in 1 - 2 weeks.

Amalfi Paper Brand Story

Paper mills were built along "Valle dei Mulini" owing to the presence of abundant water. This and easy access to cloth, thanks to the flourishing commercial activity at the time, made Amalfi one of the most important paper manufacturers. From the fifteenth century the need for public and private documents increased and this determined the installation of new mills. The paper mill activity continued to flourish even after the political decline of the town, above all due to the high quality of the paper produced and local manufacturers were so rich and powerful that they founded the "Congrega dei Cartari".

The Amatruda family, whose name derives from a feminine name of Longobard (Lombards) origin, was resident from the 1198 in the hamlet of Pogerola and, over the course of the fourteenth century, participated actively in the social life of Amalfi. From the parchments of the Bishop's archives of Ravello and Amalfi it appears that in 1483, a representative of the Amatruda family of papermakers: Barnaba De Amatruda, who lived in Scala, exchanged some of his property in Campodonnico with the Monastery of San Cataldo. The oldest Amatruda watermark comes from that era. It shows a circle crowned with three Angevin lilys, with a scroll bearing the writing "Amatrulo".

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