China's First Straw Wallpaper Enterprise
In the early 1970s, Zhang Guangcai, then Secretary of the Party Branch of Nantang Village, had an occasional chance to hear Wallpapers pasted on the walls of high-end hotels abroad, much like grass woven by village women. Therefore, Zhang Guangcai immediately organized several weaving experts in the village to weave several kinds of straw cloth with raw materials such as prickly grass, brown leaves, sycamore hemp, and Lumeng, and then used Kraft paste as glue to coat the paper on the paper first, then paste the paper on the woven straw cloth, and then use the village tailor's ironing iron to ironing the paper and cut it into A4 size samples. To Shanghai Handicraft Import and Export Corporation. At the autumn Canton Fair in October 1973, wallpaper woven with triangular grass was selected by foreign businessmen and the first wallpaper orders in Chinese history were completed.
Nantangcun Zhang's ancestral temple, built in 1583, has a history of nearly 430 years. In 1972, the first volume of straw-woven wallpaper products in China started production here. Zhang's ancestral temple became the production base of Nantang Wallpaper Factory, the first straw-woven wallpaper enterprise in China.
Zhang Guangcai Zhang Liyun Zhang Jianfeng
In 1988, Mr. Zhang Guangcai, the first generation inheritor of straw weaving wallpaper making skills, actively supported Zhang Liyun's children to rent the hall of Jinzhai Village, Guozhai Township, set up Sanyi Wallpaper Factory, and later jointly established Zhejiang Zhicheng Craft Wallpaper Co., Ltd. with Hong Kong customers, to become the second generation inheritor. In 2009, Zhang Jianfeng, the son of Zhang Liyun, founded Zhejiang Amazon Technology Wallpaper Co., Ltd. and became the third generation of inheritance. The story of "three generations, make a piece of paper together" was widely spread in the society. Nowadays, besides Pan'an and Kaihua, the knitting point of the company has also expanded to Yunnan, Henan, Anhui, Shandong and Guangdong provinces.