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Bookmark's story from ancient times to the present

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A bookmark is an item that can mark our location while reading a book. A small bookmark contains rich cultural information from ancient times to the present. Let's take a look at the stories of bookmarks from ancient times to the present.

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The origin of bookmarks

The development of bookmarks

Current status of bookmarks

The origin of bookmarks

Bookmarks originated in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. At that time, bookmarks were generally called "toothpicks" and they were made of bamboo. Whenever readers saw a very important place in the scroll, they would insert a "toothpicks" on one end of the scroll so that they could look back in the future. Later, after the scroll book was changed to a folding book, the use of "toothpicks" became wider.

The development of bookmarks

The term bookmark appeared in the Tang Dynasty. At that time, the bookmarks were usually made of bamboo, and the elegant ones could also use ivory. Both Han Yu and Du Fu mentioned the term bookmark in their poems. After careful consideration, It is estimated that he is also a person who likes to collect books better than to read books.

Since the Northern Song Dynasty, due to the wide application of printing, books have appeared in butterfly package, back package, and thread package. These books with various binding forms are composed of pages and front and back covers. People use paper or silk to write the title of the book and paste it on the cover, which is called "floating sign". In ancient books, "floating sign" was written as "face sign". Even in modern times, hard paperback books have become popular and have replaced the status of thread-bound books. The title of the book is directly printed on the cover, and there is no need to paste it with a label.

Current status of bookmarks

The current bookmark is a small sheet clipped in the book, as a mark of reading progress. The materials of the bookmarks are not limited. In my memory, the used bookmarks are made of sandalwood plastic paper, and even leaves, flowers, and plants can be used as bookmarks. The most widely spread are paper bookmarks, which are often used as gifts between friends when they are young. A small packaging bag is composed of several series of bookmarks together. The patterns on the signature are carefully selected by friends or are elegant and beautiful or witty and humorous. When it is opened, the surprise is still not forgotten. I have also made my bookmarks, used some hand-painted paintings, or natural leaves, flowers, and plants, and filled in some poems, each of which is a work of art in my heart. Sometimes people in the print shop were asked to shape these works, and when I opened some of the previous books, I occasionally encountered the self-made bookmarks at that time. It is a memory that will never fade.

After the above introduction, I think you should have a new understanding of the stories of bookmarks from ancient times to the present. Pingyang Jiahong Crafts Factory has very good achievements in the bookmark industry, and the quality qualification rate is guaranteed. If you want to buy bookmarks, you can consider our cost-effective products.

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