A long fiber paper that is made from the inner bark of the Kozo tree and because it is extremely strong and delicate, is used to mend paper tears.
Used when framing to museum standards, particularly for making hand-torn hinges with which to support artwork. It is made from certain Far Eastern trees (eg Mulberry) and has long, strong fibres.
Thin, strong papers made in Japan from native plants among which are kozo (paper mulberry). The papers are handmade from long fibers. When torn, rather than straight edges, the edges are very feathery with long fibers, which do not tear. This paper is used for hinge mounting and mending art on paper.
Handmade paper with a web of strong naturally formed fibers; ideal for hinging purposes. The best are made with 100 percent kozo or gampi fibers, which have not been bleached or chemically processed.
Japanese paper is a strong and archival quality paper made up of long fibres and is used in tear repair and lining of paper artefacts.
Any one of a host of papers traditionally made in Japan. Conservators often favour the use of good quality Japanese papers with long durable fibres and chemical stability in paper repair.
A paper consisting of very long and thick fibres, which make the paper very strong and gives it a beautiful decorative texture. Japanese paper occupies a special place in gravure, because in the late 19th century heliogravures were often printed – in the spirit of Japonism – on thin Japanese paper which was then mounted on thicker etching paper. Japanese paper is also an excellent material to use as protective leaves in portfolios and for textual graphic elements.