Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Kamiko kimono, and paper clothes.
- I have to wonder how similar this is to the "tapa cloth" that they make
on a number of South Pacific islands...it's essentially plant fibers
that are soaked then beaten to make a fabric type stuff.
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> --- In email@example.com <mailto:sca-jml%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "quokkaqueen" <quokkaqueen@...> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Out of curiousity, does anyone know of any extant examples of
> pre-Edo kamiko 'fabric' or lined garments?
> Crap crap crap. I wish I had taken a photo of the card describing
> this, but I didn't.
> This is a jinbaori made of paper in the Tokyo National Museum. It's in
> the same case with a fancy feather one documented as Azuchi-Momoyama
> period. As I recall, lots of stuff in that section was dress armor.
> It's not the fancy fringey paper you were looking at, but I think it's
> likely pre-Edo. Can't prove it.... You must do a research trip to Tokyo!
> Posted by: "Elaine Koogler"Well Japanese paper is very tough stuff thanks to its method of making
> I have to wonder how similar this is to the "tapa cloth" that they make
> on a number of South Pacific islands...it's essentially plant fibers
> that are soaked then beaten to make a fabric type stuff.
and the material it's made from. The fibers are not chopped like western
papers, so in a way it is like tapa cloth. Having used some of it along
with cheaper Asian copies, I can attest to its strength. There was a
book published by Kodansha that had samples bound within plus you can
buy it. Not cheap though!
- Much traditional Japanese paper is made from long fibers--you can see them in the paper and they can easily be 4-6" in length, so even thin paper is strong and thicker paper is very sturdy.
Paper with printed designs is made of shorter fibers to give a smoother surface for printing, but it's still strong stuff and all of it keeps more strength when wet than western papers made from shorter fibers.
Luighseach nic Yes, I am a Bookbinder
- No. I practice and teach Coptic, South Asian and East Asian (Chinese and Japanese) bookbinding also.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, James Eckman <ronin_engineer@...> wrote:
> > Posted by: "luannesews2001"
> > Luighseach nic Yes, I am a Bookbinder
> Western books only?