Washi- Japanese Handmade Paper
A collection of handmade papers made in my leisure time during an exchange semester spent in Tokyo, Japan. I also happened to travel to the Ibaraki prefecture in southern Japan famous for its Washi production. Washi is a centuries old traditional practice of paper making in Japan using barks of trees such as the Kozo (Paper Mulberry), Mitsumata and Gampi etc. mixed with Neri, a gum obtained from the roots of the acacia plant.
A4 size papers made from Kozo (paper mulberry) and banana pulp.
A collection of A3 size papers made from Kozo, Banana in their natural colours as well as dyed in natural Indigo.
All the samples explore the technique of lamination of different layers of pulp. This makes it possible to keep leaves and other materials intact within the paper. It also leads to an interesting effect when the sample is held against light.
Before and After holding the piece against light. 
Material: Kozo dyed in Indigo
Before and After 
Banana
Before and After 
Kozo dyed in indigo
Before and After 
Combination of Kozo and Banana
Before and After 
Indigo dyed and non dyed Banana
Before and After 
Water splashing technique on Kozo
Before and After 
Indigo dyed Banana
Sun dried bark of Paper mulberry (kozo) seen in Nakafunyu, Ibaraki, Japan.
A0 size paper made from Kozo with gold foil leaves. 
Washi- Japanese Handmade Paper
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Washi- Japanese Handmade Paper

A collection of handmade papers made in Japanese traditional style.
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