Shirakaba is one of Awagami's heavier types of washi paper. This paper is an excellent choice for relief type printmaking (etching & woodcut) and mixed-media works too. Illustrators often enjoy drawing on the smoother side of Shirakaba while printmakers may prefer the papers' softer side for its unique print + embossing quality.
Size: A4 (21x29,7cm)
Manufacturer: Awagami Factory
Composition: 100% alpha cellulose
Sizing: lightly sized on back side
Edges: no deckle edges, machine 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.