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Gampi Paper Pack - Double-Sided Grade B Quality 10 (8.5"x11")
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Gampi Paper Pack, Double-Sided Sheets for versatility

10 pieces authentic Japanese paper 8.5" x 11" 75gsm Weight

Made from renewable plant fibres these papers are strong, beautiful and versatile and perfect for smaller works on paper in pencil, graphite, inks and watercolour paints.

B Grade paper are good papers rather than Grade A which are rated excellent.  A Grade C paper would be classed as Student quality.

50% to 100% traditional imported fibres

Grade B Quality

Pack of 10 sheets

8.5" x 11"

The inner barks of three plants — kozo, mitsumata and gampi — all native to Japan, are used primarily in the making washi.

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Curious about Chiyogami (Yuzen)? Find answers to your frequently asked questions about these gorgeous hand-silkscreened papers.

Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers made from the long inner fibres of three plants, wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper. As Japan rushes with the rest of the world into the 21st Century, and more modern technologies take over, machines produce similar-looking papers which have qualities very different from authentic washi. As of the fall of 2008, there remained fewer than 350 families still engaged in the production of paper by hand.

• History

•Raw Materials

•Methods of Production

•Features of Washi

•Uses for Washi

This handmade paper, Kozo Tissue Sasa, uses long kozo fibre for decorative effect.

Durable and valuable, traditionally washi was used again and again. Here old accounting books have been repurposed into paper floor mats.

Durable and valuable, traditionally washi was used again and again. Here old accounting books have been repurposed into paper floor mats.

HISTORY

Though paper was originally made in China in the first century, the art was brought to Japan in 610 AD by Buddhist monks who produced it for writing sutras.

By the year 800, Japan's skill in papermaking was unrivalled, and from these ancient beginnings have come papers unbelievable in their range of colour, texture and design.

It was not until the 13th century that knowledge of papermaking reached Europe - 600 years after the Japanese had begun to produce it.

By the late 1800's, there were in Japan more than 100,000 families making paper by hand. Then with the introduction from Europe of mechanized papermaking technology and as things "Western" became sought after including curtains (not shoji) and French printmaking papers (not kozo), production declined until by 1983 only 479 papermaking families were left. Today the few remaining families struggle to compete in the world market with handmade papers from India, Thailand and Nepal, where a lower cost of living makes it possible to produce papers more cheaply.

RAW MATERIALS

The inner barks of three plants — kozo, mitsumata and gampi — all native to Japan, are used primarily in the making washi.

Kozo (paper mulberry) is said to be the masculine element, the protector, thick and strong. It is the most widely used fibre, and the strongest. It is grown as a farm crop, and regenerates annually, so no forests are depleted in the process.

Mitsumata is the "feminine element": graceful, delicate, soft and modest. Mitsumata takes longer to grow and is thus a more expensive paper. It is indigenous to Japan and is also grown as a crop.

Gampi was the earliest and is considered to be the noblest fibre, noted for its richness, dignity and longevity. It has an exquisite natural sheen, and is often made into very thin tissues used in book conservation and chine-collé printmaking. Gampi has a natural 'sized' finish which does not bleed when written or painted on.

Delivery

Delivery

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

In light of the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are temporarily closing the physical shop from Saturday 21st March. We are still operating online and telephone orders more slowly than normal and will continue to send out art supplies to you during this time.Orders are taking longer to process as we are working with a reduced skeleton team of staff. WE ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND PLEASE ALLOW 14 DAYS FOR YOUR DELIVERY.

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Free UK Mainland delivery on small packet items under £50.

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Delivery is charged as priced on each order (*International delivery exceptions apply).

Standard Delivery: We aim to process and dispatch orders within two days. However at peak order times this may not always be possible so please allow 3-5 days for processing. WITH COVID-19 ALSO AFFECTING OUR OPERATION WE ARE NOW WORKING TO A 7-10 DAYS FOR PROCESSING ORDERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

If you are unavailable when our delivery partner tries to deliver your order, they will usually try to deliver again the next working day or they will drop a card in to offer you a collection from a local collection point. If you should refuse delivery of goods, or are not available to accept the delivery on both delivery attempts, you will be required to cover any extra costs incurred.

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Please contact us by phone or email on info@pegasusart.co.uk. This is so one of our staff can determine whether you would like to return the product for a refund or exchange the product.

Returns

You have 28 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. Your item must be in the original packaging.

Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

Refunds

Once we have received your item and inspected it we will contact you.

If your return is approved, we will initiate an immediate exchange or refund to your credit card (or original method of payment). You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer's policies.

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Products returned by you because of a defect will be refunded in full, including a refund of the delivery charges for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us.

Products returned by you within the seven-day cooling-off period will be refunded in full, including the cost of sending the item to you. However, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the item to us.

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