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Orizome Paper Dyeing Kit|Awagami Factory

Orizome Paper Dyeing Kit|Awagami Factory

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Orizome is a traditional Japanese paper dyeing technique that creats intricate patterns when the paper is dyed. It combines origami paper folding and coloured pigment dip-dyeing. Combine your favourite colours to make your own unique orizome paper! These kits are ideal for individuals seeking to experience traditional Japanese craft either in the comfort of their own home or at local events.

Coloured dyes (10g) x 4 bottles
Washi paper 'Shunsetsu' (29.7cm x 21cm) x 10 sheets
Alum 10g

Size: W 24cm x L 17cm x H 7cm

The process of making Orizome paper

The Awagami Factory in Tokushima prefecture produces Awa washi (paper) with a 1,300-year history. Awa washi, made from kozo (paper mulberry), is known for its handmade quality, providing strength, tear-resistance, and a soft, gentle touch. During the Edo period (1603-1868), indigo-dyed Awa washi became popular across Japan, remaining a specialty of Tokushima. While Awa washi declined in many regions after World War II due to the introduction of western paper, Awagami Factory, established in 1950, has championed the appeal of this traditional craft both domestically and internationally. Today, the company has diversified the applications of Awa washi to adapt to changing trends, earning recognition from the art industry.

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