The term Washi means Japanese paper. These papers inspire strength, beauty and quality. Traditional Washi is fine paper made from fibers of the Gampi Tree, the Misumata Shrub, the Mulberry bush, Bamboo, Hemp, Rice and other natural materials. The fibers, bark, flower petals and other inclusions provide great texture and character to these papers from Japan.
Washi paper is stronger and more durable than most ordinary paper. It provides a great base to use in arts, crafts and everyday writing. Or, the paper makes an outstanding design piece of its own. Choose from Lace Washi Papers
including Watermark Tissue
and Ogura Lace Paper
, Printable Washi Papers
, Kimono-inspired Yuzen/Chiyogami Paper
, lightweight Ethereal Paper
and even paper for Sumi
writing. Japanese Washi Paper is often found in:
• Sumi (Calligraphy) Writing
• Block Printing
• Paper Dolls
• and countless other uses.
See examples of Washi Paper in use in our Paper Idea Gallery