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Paper,  from China in the Pays-d’Enhaut

Creations by Elisabeth La Papetière

Fascinated by the transformation of plants into paper, Elisabeth Nicollier offers them a second life.

First of all she creates paper from vegetable matter such as stinging nettles, onions, hostas, yuccas, lilies, iris, horsetails, roses or orchids. Inspired by the natural beauty of these plants she then produces artistic objects which are both useful and poetic.

The history of paper

The exhibition is accompanied by a presentation on the origins of paper in China more than 2000 years ago, on its propagation throughout Europe by the Arabs in the Xth century and on the different techniques of traditional production.

Preview Saturday 20th June at 5:00 p.m.

Demonstration and creation of paper

L’Etambeau – from 20th June to 13th September 2015

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.