Monday, March 15, 2010

Washi

I was recently reading about paper art (currently fascinated by it) and came across the term Washi. I searched a little more and found out - Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper. This paper is commonly used in origami and other paper crafts, and jewelry making like this owl bangle.

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5 comments :

Casa Bella said...

I love it. So delicate (even in bold colors), intricate, and interesting. I need to find out more about this art. You picked my interest...

Patchouli Memories said...

Oh this is beautiful! I absolutely love Japanese papers like this. Hobby craft sells loads of gorgeous Japanese origami paper packs and I have to struggle to resist buying them whenever I'm there, I will probably give in soon though :)

Rachel said...

thanks for the trivia! that's a nice bangle!

rachel! said...

ohhh, good to know! i just knew that my mom loves washi and i got her some in japan last year! it's so fun!

Lalipourie said...

you have a lot of really cute owl stuff! I would totally wear this!