Washi Paper

Technical

- 24/08/2016 -

Heading for Asia with the Japanese Paper model. To make this dial, LAPS uses paper made according to the Japanese artisanal method. These sheets of vegetable fibres are screen-printed (printing technique on multiple fabrics).

Sekishu washi kaikan ©
City of Mino ©
Chiyogami Touch ©

The Korean Buddhist monk Doncho introduced the Japanese to papermaking in 610. The practice spread very quickly in the land of the Rising Sun. At that time, farmers made and sold paper (washi) as a supplement to their income. Later, this know-how was transformed into a real industrial sector. The production of washi is ancestral and continues thanks to the constant demand for this precious material which has seen its use expand. The boards are made from mulberry fibre and require the use of pure river water and a small amount of chemicals to preserve the originality of the colours. This process is most effective in winter because the cold weather prevents the infiltration of bacteria. In this way, the life of the paper is extended. The patterns used in papermaking are typical of Japanese culture.

Discover the Washi patterns online!

Taiyo

Out of print edition

Kiku

Out of print edition

(Last models available at the workshop)