WASHI: THE ART OF JAPANESE PAPER. Nancy Broadbent Casserley.
WASHI: THE ART OF JAPANESE PAPER.
WASHI: THE ART OF JAPANESE PAPER.

WASHI: THE ART OF JAPANESE PAPER.

(Papermaking).
  • Kew, England: Kew Publishing, (2013).
  • square 4to.
  • stiff foldout paper wrappers
  • 64 pages
  • ISBN: 9781842464861

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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This book is a colorful, accessible study of washi, or handmade Japanese paper, and its role in the domestic, spiritual, and cultural life of Japan. The history and diversity of this 1400-year-old craft are illustrated with over 100 color photographs of various types of washi and three-dimensional objects made from washi. The papers pictured come from the nineteenth century Parkes Collection (held in the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) and the contemporary collection Washi: The Soul of Japan.