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Sekishu Mare 26g 21x29.25" Kozo Made in UNESCO site

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Seikishu Mare 26gsm 21" x 29" 100% Kozo - Tradition and quality

CON8323 (Banshi) Cooked with soda ash, unbleached, hand beaten and dried on wooden boards


Mare - the fibre is beaten by hand to retain the maximum strength, so you can see the variation in the individual fibres, and also sometimes tiny white groups of fibre which would have been beaten out with the machine beater. The image is on the right. Often the mare grade is bit rougher from being dried on wood, but the difference in fibre preparation is the main way to tell. This is best for conservators.

Sekishu is one of the oldest continuously made Kozo papers produced in Japan, taking its name from the area where it is produced (now called Shimane).  Its slightly greenish tone and wonderful hardy character comes from the inclusion of green bark from the middle layer of the kozo plant making it very strong, resilient and absorbent.  Traditionally Sekishu was used for brush wirint, shoji paper walls and umbrellas.  Sekishu was also used for making account books: its wet strength was so reknowned that these books could be thrown into the town well in times of fire and later retrieved, dried and pressed back into service.

Today artists use Sekishu for working with all kinds of wet media as well as in printmaking, drawing and even sculpture.  Just think of what you could do with a piece of Sekishu!

Don't confuse this quality paper with many others called Sekishu that are not 100% Kozo.  Sekishu Banshi Mare is the real thing - designated by UNESCO in 2009 as 'Intagible Cultural Heritage'



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