Washi Papers as Home Decor

Washi Papers as Home Decor

Regina Yunghans
Oct 16, 2007

Turn to paper to affordably add fall colors to your home. Washi (Wa = Japanese, Shi = Paper) is traditional Japanese paper made of fibers from the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub, mulberry, bamboo, hemp, rice, or wheat...

We saw these lamps by Eriko Horiki for Kozai Designs and realized that washi papers are a great way to add natural color and texture to the home. We have a piece of plywood covered with layers of the translucent paper and finished with was hanging on our wall like a painting. And it's one of our favorite pieces of art in our home.

We wonder if lamps similar to Horiki's could be DIY'd in a paper mache fashion. Anyone else experiment with paper in home decor?

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