Posts Tagged ‘paper’

Whenever I travel, I take photos of objects that, in my mind, resume best the country’s culture. If I had to resume Korea with a few objects, here would be my selection: Wooden cookie molds celebrating animals and flowers, mulberry paper in Korean’s color palette, rolls of calligraphy painting and a ceramic tea service. I really […]


I recommend anyone serious about patterns to explore the richness of Chiyogami paper (江戸千代紙). Chiyogami, literally “thousand generation paper”, is a woodblock-printed paper that Japanese use to write special letters, poems, wrap gifts, cover books and even make paper dolls or small boxes. Starting in Kyoto’s imperial court, the popularity of Chiyogami spread to Tokyo […]



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