Washi: The Art of Japanese Paper

Author(s): Nancy Broadbent Casserley


Washi, or Japanese handmade paper, has long held a central role in Japanese culture. The rich history and striking diversity of washi are explored in this extensively-illustrated book through images and discussion of two washi collections. The juxtaposition of examples from the 19th-century Parkes collection held in the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a contemporary Kyoto-based collection provides a compelling overview of the decorative motifs and techniques used in this thousand-year-old Japanese art form and craft.


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Nancy Broadbent Casserley is an independent scholar and curator in the field of the History of Design.

General Fields

  • : 9781842464861
  • : Royal Botanic Gardens
  • : Royal Botanic Gardens
  • : February 2013
  • : 280mm X 242mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 100 colour illustrations
  • : 64
  • : 745.54
  • : Paperback
  • : Nancy Broadbent Casserley