"Katazome-shi" literally means stencil-dyed papers. Using traditional kimono-printing techniques, these elegant bold patterned papers were developed in Kyoto during the 20th century by an inspired soul. Using persimmon-dyed kozo as the stencils, and aided by paste and "Kojiro" (soy bean juice), the pigments absorb deeply into the paper to produce long-lasting colour and the unmistakable look of a print truly made by hand.
While beautiful and decorative – perfect for framing – these papers are also incredibly strong, making them ideal for covering books and boxes.
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