The main materials used to make paper are bamboo trees.
The entire manual process of making paper is conducted by women.
Young bamboo trees are soaked in water, pounded, and then crushed into pulp before being mixed with resin of several other plants in the forest to form paper sheets, then drying them.
Paper sheets are pressed before drying amid the open air.
Drying them out under the sunlight is then done to make them both durable and firm.
Separating each piece of paper
The work requires both skillfulness and meticulousness of women from the Red Dao ethnic minority group.

The Dao ethnic people use the dried paper sheets to decorate their houses and altars, as well as making joss papers for the purpose of worship and writing letters.