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Breath of fresh air for a 'living fossil'

2015-09-07 09:19

By (chinadaily.com.cn)

Breath of fresh air for a 'living fossil'

Tursunbaher Tohtibahi and a boy beat the bark after it is boiled and soaked in his workshop in Moyu county. [Photo by Bi Nan/chinadaily.com.cn]

Tursunbaher Tohtibahi is the 11th inheritor of the handicraft. As it needs much labor, he is training local students for free and hopes to foster more talent to pass down the handicraft.

With help from the local government, he has taken part in several trade fairs and the market is opening wider to him. His mulberry paper has been exported to East Asia, the US, Japan and Saudi Arabia.