Chiyogami (Yuzen) Paper
Japanese Chiyogami Papers
Create special gifts and cards with our beautiful Japanese Chiyogami Paper, also known as Yuzen Washi Paper. Striking and intense color patterns with gold overlay are silkscreened by hand and each design is painstakingly crafted by artists across Japan. Our selection contains only hand-silkscreened Chiyogami Papers with pigment-based inks, providing a higher quality paper with more intense and fade-resistant colors than other offset printed papers. Choose from many design such as: Florals, Animals, Patterns and more.
The durability and strength of Yuzen Washi Paper is superb. It’s so strong, you can even sew it and use as in textile art. It is made from three inner bark fibers: Kozo, Mitsumata and Gampi. Chiyogami Paper starts as a base sheet of high content Kozo. Each color is then silkscreened by hand onto the paper. This step requires considerable time as each color must fully dry before the next color is applied. Silver or gold foil can be mixed into the process, accentuating the design and adding regality to the patterns.
The uses for Chiyogami (Yuzen) Paper are endless. Originally used for paper dolls, decoration of tins and boxes, Yuzen Paper has now found its way into a variety of arts and crafts. Use it in:
• Collage / Mosaics
• Textile Art
• Jewelry Making