Washi : The Art of Japanese Paper Paperback
Washi, or Japanese handmade paper, has long held a central role in Japanese culture.
The rich history and striking diversity of washi are explored in this extensively-illustrated book through images and discussion of two washi collections.
The juxtaposition of examples from the 19th-century Parkes collection held in the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a contemporary Kyoto-based collection provides a compelling overview of the decorative motifs and techniques used in this thousand-year-old Japanese art form and craft.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages, 100 Illustrations, color
- Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens
- Publication Date: 01/03/2013
- Category: Decorative arts
- ISBN: 9781842464861