Japanese Chiyogami Paper - Butterflies *
Chiyogami Japanese papers are inspired by patterns on kimono fabrics dating from the Edo period and are hand silkscreened using intense colours with gold overlay
Chiyogami paper is handmade by a small amount of paper making families throughout Japan. It is important to keep alive this fine tradition of papermaking, as it is becoming more difficult to make a living as a papermaker due to the decreasing demand for the domestic market and to support small sustainable businesses.
It is easy to admire Chiyogami for its beauty alone but what is even more impressive is understanding the time and craftsmanship that goes into making just a single sheet. To create a single sheet of Chiyogami, each base sheet of Mulberry paper is silkscreened with as many colours as there are in that particular pattern - in most case, four or five colours.
- 70 gsm - 80gsm.
- Full sheet: approx 64cm x 94cm
- Handmade in Japan.
- Ideal for gift wrapping, box making, bookbinding, origami, wallpaper, interior decorations, etc.
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** IMPORTANT ** Please read carefully before buying
- The standard shipping cost for ‘Full Sheet Papers’ within Australia starts from $15.00. Please make sure you ONLY include ‘Full Sheet Papers’ items in the cart (SHOP > FULL SHEET PAPERS), otherwise the shipping cost will be different at the checkout. If there are other items you wish to purchase, please place two separate orders, one for the full sheet papers and one for the others. Shipping cost will be charged separately for both orders, as they will be packed and shipped separately.
- If the papers you are buying are over 5kg, shipping cost may have to be charged higher than the fixed price in the checkout due to size or weight. We will contact you ASAP to inform of extra shipping costs.
- All papers will be shipped from Caroline Springs, Melbourne, Australia. Pickup is also available, please refer to website for details.
- We can ONLY deliver full sheet papers within Australia, please email us for a shipping quote for all international orders.
- Papers will be rolled in a custom-made box.
- Actual product colours may vary from colours shown on your screen.
- Any questions, please contact us BEFORE buying.