This fall I’ve been inspired by Mura-zome washi. There are hundreds of varieties of Japanese washi paper, and each and every one has its own beauty.
But, I have a particular weakness for mura-zome. Mura-zome is a traditional tie-dye paper in colors that are mind-blowingly vibrant and, to my eye, modern.
It has a cloth-like look and a stained glass look and a look that is all its own. Here is a screen shot of a few colors from the online shop Kura-washi.com:
I started the fall entranced by fiery oranges.
But I’ve recently moved on to greens, in this new piece, “Modern Medieval Medallion.”