Japanese Decorative Papers Book of Postcards
30 color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection
• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection
• Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images
• Informative introductory text
• Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages
• Perforated for easy removal
• Oversized postcards may require additional postage
• Pomegranate’s books of postcards feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Published with Glasgow Museums
Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in.
Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.
Popular during the latter part of the Edo period, Japanese decorative papers known as chiyo-gami were often based on the exquisite kimono patterns of fabric designers, inspired by literature, theater, and cultural themes. Their work reflected a deep reverence for nature and an intrinsic admiration of beauty. The vibrant colors and refined compositions of chiyo-gami were put to fashionable use in handcrafting household accessories, paper dolls, origami boxes, gift wrap, and stationery. The 30 woodblock prints featured in this book of postcards present intricate designs created in the 19th century.