Awagami Okawara Select 51gsm
This paper has a warm natural color, medium weight and subtle surface texture. Because of its versatility and affordable price point, it has become an international standard for printmaking students. It is recommanded for woodblock printing but suitable for all classical techniques as well.
By adding kozo into wood pulp, it creates soft texture and natural look. Because of its classic look as washi, it is also recommended to be used by the people who have never tried washi before.
Colour: ivory white
Manufacturer: Awagami Factory
Composition: 25% Kozo - 75% wood pulp
Edges: 4 deckle edges (hand made)
Worldwidely famous for the quality of its papers, Awagami Factory can trace its papermaking roots back to 1825.
In 1984 Minoru Fujimori was honored as a Master Craftsman and awarded the medal for Technical Excellence in recognition of his efforts to preserve the art of making Awa Washi ( paper from Tokushima).
Since then, his son Yoishi and the family are proud to continue the papermaking tradition, this most ancient and honorable Japanese craft.
- Block printing