Monday, 16 November 2015

The Fascinating Art Of Washi

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Washi is a style of paper that was first made in Japan. Washi is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub, or the paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat.

The word 'washi' comes from wa 'Japanese' and shi 'paper', and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner. Washi is one of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage objects.

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