WASHI paper

Washi is Japanese paper processed by hand and made in the traditional manner using fibers from the inner bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata or the paper mulberry (kōzo) bush.

“Rice paper" is named as a wrapper for rice and is made from bark fibres of the paper mulberry tree.

Washi Paper

KATAZOME SHI 60g

18x24" | Various patterns

$12.50

Katzome-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 richly coloured papers are printed by hand, one colour 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 colour.

Washi Chiyogami and Katazome-Shi

CHIyogami 70g

18x24" | Various patterns

$9.50

Chiyogami inspired by textile and kimono patterns which include symbolic and seasonal motifs

Washi Chiyogami and Katazome-Shi

MULBERRY (KOZO)

Mizoki KOZO 45g

25x37" | Bleached & Unbleached

$23.00

Kizuki Kozo 43g

24x39" | Sized  | White

16.50

IWAMI 24g

24x39" | White

$9.00

GENSHI 30g

24x38" | White

$5.50

Mizoki Kozo Ideal for water-based media, relief printing, silkscreen, book covers and end papers. Moriki Kozo is also recommended for leather repairs in conservation. Also suitable for mokuhanga. Fibre Content: 80% Chinese kozo, 20% sulphite

Kizuki Kozo Sized HM This moderately heavy paper is made with a light internal sizing making less absorbent than most types of washi. Very suitable for water-based media, including mokuhanga. Fibre cooked with caustic soda. Fibre Content: 100% Thai kozo

Iwami A versatile handmade sheet that offers great value. Very clean and even surface. Perfect for artists, especially printmakers, looking to upgrade to higher quality papers while minding their budgets. Fibre Content: 80% Thai kozo, 20% sulphite

Genshi Printing is a budget-conscious paper designed for silkscreen. It can take many layers of ink including large flats. It is also useful for relief printing, posters and water-based media. Genshi Printing is heavier weight and malleability make it ideal for printing your own designs and then using it to cover books or boxes. NOT suitable for any heat-based techniques including digital printing. Fibre Content: 90% wood pulp, 10% recycled fibre including some kozo

Itori Similar to Toshaku, Itoiri is embellished with colourful, short unryu and rayon fibres, at a higher ratio. This beautiful crisp kozo tissue is well suited for multi-media approaches, including relief printing and collage. Fibre Content: kozo & sulphite mix

Unryu 100% kozo, incredibly malleable. Strands of the fibre visible throughout the paper