"Purple Moon" brand, handmade, Single ply, raw or Sheng Xuan(shuan) paper is handmade in Jing County, Anhui Province, where the best Chinese Xuan paper is produced. In pure white and firm texture, this particular type of Xuan paper is known as Yu-Ban or "jade-plaque." When light ink is applied on it, the ink would get rich tones, kept fresh but not turning gray; when watercolors are applied, it would show mellowness but not stiff; smear smoothly, with good absorbent capability. It is good for both calligraphy and painting, perfect for painting flower and birds, figures, animals and landscape painting. I would strongly recommend it to experienced watercolorist and advanced sumi-e students to try and see what authentic Chinese Xuan paper is.
Sold by a bundle of 30 cut sheets at 13 1/2"x18"(34cm x 45cm) size for your convenience and save on shipping.
Seeing is believing, here are some video clips showing how I use this paper to paint.