2016 Japanese Decorative Papers Wall Calendar


Popular during the latter part of the Edo period, Japanese Decorative Papers known as chiyo-gami were often based on the exquisite kimono patterns of fabric designers in Kyoto’s Yuzen textile district. Designers gleaned inspiration from literature, theater, and cultural themes, and their work reflected a deep reverence for nature and an intrinsic admiration of beauty. The vibrant colors and refined compositions were put to fashionable use in handcrafting household accessories, paper dolls, origami boxes, gift wrap, and stationery. Popular to this day, twelve nineteenth-century woodblock prints fill this calendar.

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ISBN:

9780764970047

Format:

Calendar

RRP:

$22.99

Category:

Stationery

Publisher:

Pomegranate

Published:

01 September 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glasgow Museums