The exotic paper I mentioned in my previous post is now on sale at the Paper Jade site. It’s called Elephant Hide paper, presumably because of its durability and not because it’s made out of the skin of pachyderms. (Honestly I don’t know what it’s made out of, but it doesn’t feel like it’s made from fibers commonly used in either domestic or Japanese papers.) It’s made by one mill in Germany and is difficult to obtain–or rather, it was difficult to obtain until Paper Jade started carrying it. I learned about it from Eric Gjerde’s wonderful book on origami tessellations, but my understanding is that it’s also used for book binding, exotic stationery, wine lists (so I’m told!), and so on. Click here to visit the appropriate section of Paper Jade’s site.