Re: Kamiko kimono, and paper clothes.
> 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 email@example.com, James Eckman <ronin_engineer@...> wrote:
> > Posted by: "luannesews2001"
> > Luighseach nic Yes, I am a Bookbinder
> Western books only?