Itajime Papers —
A fine selection of hand made papers, delicate, beautiful paper, hand dyed…these sheets make anything they touch a beautiful object.
Various sizes and hues, 18″x 24″, 14″ x 11″ $11 to $22 a sheet.
Contemporary, individually colored itajime (fold and dye) papers are based on a Japanese dyed paper folk tradition of intricate fold and clamp shibori techniques. High quality calligraphy inks, light and wash-fast, are used to color these papers. Various colors of the calligraphy ink are applied to dry fold and clamped papers to achieve the characteristic repeat patterns.Most papers used are thin, un-sized papers of great wet strength. Often the papers have a percentage of long paper fibers such as mitzumata, kozo and gampi.