History of Papermaking in the Philippines
Thomas, Peter , Donna Thomas(illus.)
Place Published: Santa Cruz, CA
Publisher: Peter & Donna Thomas
Date Published: 2005
Book Id: 12312
40pp. Large oblong quarto [27 cm by 34 cm] 1/4 red Moroccan over T'nalak boards (a Philippine ikat dyed fabric, made with twisted abaca fiber, woven on a backstrip loom). Titles blind stamped on backstrip. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. Fine. This book presents the information that was gathered over ten years by Peter & Donna Thomas. The text includes discussions of the pre-historic precursors to paper, including Philippine bark cloth. It contains a survey of the first printed books made in the Philippines and the paper they were printed on. The book ends with a chronological history of both commercial and hand paper making in the Philippines up to 2000.
Since 1976, Peter and Donna Thomas have worked collaboratively and individually, making paper, letterpress printing and book binding, to create books. Under the previous imprint of The Good Book Press, and their current imprint, Peter and Donna Thomas: Santa Cruz, their books have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in the USA and abroad, and have been purchased for collections around the world.