Vivid and richly-colored Japanese hand-dyed katazome paper.
"Katazome-shi" literally means stencil-dyed (katazome) papers (-shi). Developed during the 20th century in Kyoto, based on traditional kimono printing techniques, Katazome-shi is still made there today.
These stunning papers are printed by hand, one color at a time, using persimmon-dyed kozo as the stencils, and aided by paste and "Kojiro" (soy bean juice), the pigments absorb deeply into the paper to produce long-lasting color, and the unmistakable look of a print truly made by hand.
The strength and ageless beauty of these special papers make them great for book covers and boxes, cards, decorative elements on paper and wood, wrapping small parcels, collage, origami, decoupage, lampshades or backgrounds for photos.
10 sheets of 10 cm square with assorted random patterns.
100mm x 100mm
Made in Kyoto Japan.