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Quick Pic: Beautiful Books In The Lab

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This kozo paper has gold leaf and ferns imbedded in the delicate fibers.

We received a 12-volume set of books on the history of Washi. Each page has a description of the paper and includes a large (approx. 8″x10″) swatch. They are bound in a traditional side-sewn binding with each volume in a separate slip case. The set is amazing and beautiful.

Would it be wrong to keep them?

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Minowashi is a decorative paper with ferns and leaves in it. This version also has pressed butterflies. The butterfly bodies appear to be printed, but the wings are real.