Fruit & veggie paper
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This paper-like material is made from thin, dried slices of fruits and vegetables as part of an ongoing art project by Alfons Koller. No glue is added when the paper is put together by hand. None of the papers are the same; each is individual piece of nature and a unique piece of art.
A variety of types of fruits and vegetables is possible, including tomato, black salsify, courgette, beet, ginger, kiwi, and carrot, in any combination. So far, roughly 60 different fruits and vegetables have been used for papyruses, and numerous individual designs have been made through various combinations. The sheet size for retail is A5, but custom sizes are available. As the paper is made by hand, mass production is not possible.