Chiyogami 977





Size Imperial:24 x 36"

Size Metric:610 x 914 mm

Luscious, vibrantly-coloured Chiyogami papers are hand-printed using the silk-screen technique. In this laborious process each colour is applied using a separate screen. Sometimes as many as 12 colours, including gold or other metallics, may be used to create a single pattern
Vezel: kozo mix
Grammage: 70 gr
Afmeting: 610 x 914 mm
Gebruik: boekbinden, collage, origami, ...

About Chiyogami


Originally produced as woodblock prints by papermakers during the
farming season of the Edo period (1603-1867), Chiyogami was developed
for decorative use in homes and interiors. Based on the bright kimono
textiles of wealthy, fashionable ladies in larger cities that
papermakers from the countryside admired. Textiles from Kyoto were
especially inspiring as the area known as Yuzen had become famous for
its sophistication in cloth dyeing techniques. Today’s Chiyogami is a
widely popular decorative paper that is hand-printed by silkscreen in
several small studios around Kyoto, Japan.

Chiyogami was meant to be cut into pieces and made into flat paper
dolls or pasted on tea tins or small paper boxes. Today the scale of the
patterns is reminiscent of these early uses. Many of the traditional
symbols depicted in the patterns refer back to seasonal motifs and
auspicious occasions, when fancy kimonos would be worn: bamboo for
flexibility; cranes for longevity; cherry blossoms for the fleeting
nature of life; pine boughs for perseverance — these are just a few of
the hundreds of traditional symbols printed in endless colours and
captivating combinations.


Using high-quality, carefully-mixed pigment inks, the printers apply
each colour one by one, using precise registration and alignment. A
single pattern may have as many as 10 colours. Each colour is applied
separately and dried before the next is pressed through the screen using
a squeegee.

Japanese-made chiyogami is incomparable in quality in the world of
printed papers. Intense, richly-pigmented inks, brilliant designs,
extraordinary colour sensitivity, and printed with unparalleled
precision to produce exceptional designs that are consistently one of
the most popular and versatile types of decorative papers.

The range of Chiyogami patterns is endless, and Japanese designers today
are tireless in their development of new, innovative patterns and
designs. These patterns are constantly stocked at The Japanese Paper