PDK is an artists’ handmade paper from Bhutan made from the inner bark or bast fibre of de-kar. This paper is dyed a pinkish raw siena colour using natural dye extracted from the Bhutanese Blue Pine. De-kar has a fine silk like quality. It is a native plant of the Himalayan foothills, sustainable and a renewable resource. Plants are cropped above ground level and can be reharvested after 3-4 years. The paper is made on a laid mould of split bamboo which gives a laid pattern to the sheet. The paper is couched and dried using the Japanese teppan-kanso system, a heated stainless steel drying surface.For drawing in ink, calligraphy, printmaking.You can buy just one sheet of any one paper but overall you must buy a minimum of 10 sheets selected from any of the papers in this category.