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Monday, 14 November 2011

chiyogami decorative paper


O G A M I
C H I Y O G A M I

Decorative Japanese papers

Japan has a long history of producing richly patterned decorative papers. Chiyogami papers are the best known decorative papers and have their origins far back in Japanese history and culture.

Originally printed from woodblocks, Chiyogami papers history is rooted in the old printing and book illustrations of the Edo period. The patterns are closely linked to textile designs found on silk kimonos.
 Nowadays the designs are screen printed by hand, using pigment based inks and a separate screen for each colour.The design is built up with each colour laid down individually.

The most common uses for these papers are bookbinding, origami, box making, collage and card making, covering furniture and even walls.


 Japanese Chiyogami decorative paper


Albums and print boxes made using chiyogami decorative papers




12 x 12" album 


9 x 9" print box covered in linen with chiyogami lining

12 x 12" album


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