Truly an expression of passion and commitment to the fading art of paper making in Florence, Il Papiro was founded in 1976 by Gianni Parenti and Francesco Giannini to preserve this remarkable tradition. All Il Papiro products are exhaustively—and patiently—made by hand to produce the signature marbling style that is unique to Florentine paper before being watermarked by the Il Papiro logo of the Florentine fleur-de-lys. Stitch bound journals in which high quality stock is encased are heirloom gifts that will last an eternity, and they were first discovered by founder Elizabeth Hunt on one of her many sojourns to Florence, whereupon love at first sight resulted in Il Papiro now creating bespoke stationery for Hunt made with tan Tuscan leather, deep forest green marbled papers, and a classic peacock pattern.