Luscious, vibrantly-coloured Chiyogami papers are hand-printed using the silk-screen technique. In this laborious process each colour is applied using a separate screen. Sometimes as many as 12 colours, including gold or other metallics, may be used to create a single pattern.
For many people, chiyogami is what comes to mind when Japanese paper is mentioned. The vibrant colours, detailed designs, and sheen of gold, silver, or copper, are characteristic of chiyogami. The lacquer-based ink is applied by hand using screen printing techniques. Several screens, one for each colour, are used to create the patterns. Beneath the pattern, the paper used is machine made and is composed primarily of wood pulp with a small percentage of recycled material. Originally used to make small paper dolls, chiyogami is both supple and tough, making it an excellent choice for covering boxes, bookbinding, origami, and other similar activities.
Size Imperial: 8.5″ x 11″
Pattern: Pearl Sakura Flowers with Gold flecks or Pearl Arcs