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Tengucho 25 x 38, 10 gsm White is the thinnest paper made in Japan. This paper is primarily produced for conservation and restoration of documents. Tengucho paper can also be used for book covering. This paper is acid-free and machine made of pure kozo pulp with cut edges
Okawara Student Grade White, 18 x 25, 51 gsm this is acid free and handmade of kozo and hemp fibers with 4 deckle edges and a laid finish. Okawara Student Grade is a relative thick Japanese paper making it deal for book arts, printmaking, conservation and brush painting.
Sekishu 24" x 39" is 35 gsm and white/cream. Sekishu is one of the oldest hand made papers in the world. It is made from Kozo, fibers and has a cream based white color. This paper has a feathered edge when water torn which allows it to blend with the paper which it is being mended. It is used for hinging, mending and backing. Sekishu is unsized and a great choice for printing. You can also use this paper for book production, repair and restoration. Sekishu can be used for collage work, intaglio printmaking and painting.
Kozo 25" x 38" is 46 gsm and has a natural color. This paper is exceptionally strong for its weight and has long fiber deckled edges. This paper can be used for a variety of different art projects: intaglio, mixed media works, bookbinding, restoration, drawing, painting and printmaking.
Awagami Mulberry 33 and 38, come in 2 sizes 25" X 33" and 25" x 38", 45 gsm Off White is handmade from kozo and sulphite pulp and is acid-free. Mulberry paper, also known as Kozo paper, provides a luxurious foundation for many art, craft and design projects. The paper feathers beautifully when hand torn. Because mulberry paper has a neutral pH, it makes a wonderful art paper for long-lasting projects. It has a wide laid formation with 4 deckle edges.Kozo, a type of mulberry, is the most commonly used fiber in making Japanese paper. The kozo branches are boiled and stripped of their outer bark, and then dried. The fibers are then boiled with lye to remove the starch, fat and tannin, and then placed in running water to remove the lyeAwagami Mulberry Paper is handmade from the inner fiber of the mulberry to produce an exceptionally pure, translucent paper, used by paper and painting conservators in repair and lamination. It is very strong, despite its light weight.The uses are almost endless: collage, painting, scrapbooking, note cards, lamp shades, wedding invitations, and many, many more.This papers strength, softness, flexibility make it the most versatile sheet for printers and printmakers.Awagami Mulberry is great for printing, silkscreen, hand lithography and book arts.