Kinari Chiri Washi Paper 16g 25" x 37"
Kinari Chiri 16gsm 25" x 37" Washi Paper
( 63.5cm x 93.98cm)
Production Details: 16g 25 x 37 100% Thai kozo Even absorbent surface Unsized Machine made
MINIMUM ORDER OF 5 SHEETS FROM ACROSS OUR SHEET PAPER RANGE BUT YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH WITH OTHER PAPERS OF SIMILAR SIZE TO ACHIEVE THIS TOTAL.
A versatile, machine made kozo paper sheet great for a variety of uses including painting, drawing, and printmaking. Chiri means leftovers, and refers to small bits of the outer black bark of the branches (usually kozo) which have been left in the vat or added to it for a decorative element. 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. The inner barks of three plants, 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. 100% kozo papers - Thin kozo papers are good for chine-collé. They have good absorbency even when very thin because the careful preparation of the fibre creates an even receptivity to ink and moisture. Their great wet strength makes them also appropriate for etching, though they are better misted rather than soaked. The fine texture of a well-made sheet of kozo means that it is used more effectively when there are areas of the paper left unprinted to go hand-in-hand with the artists work. It is much more difficult – and a Japanese specialty – to make very thin even papers like these than it is to make thicker sheets. It requires tremendous care in cleaning the barks of all dross, and great skill at forming the sheets evenly. In spite of their weight, many of these papers will hold layers of ink for printmaking or drawing, and hold up very well to repeated handling. in conservation work or when wet. Production Details: 16g 25 x 37 100% Thai kozo Even absorbent surface Unsized Machine made MINIMUM ORDER OF 5 SHEETS FROM ACROSS OUR SHEET PAPER RANGE BUT YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH WITH OTHER PAPERS OF SIMILAR SIZE TO ACHIEVE THIS TOTAL.
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