Introducing the New Version of Moriki Kozo Handmade Japanese Washi Paper
The papermaker that had been making the popular Moriki Kozo washi had to stop making the colorful kozo/sulphite papers. He is focusing his energies and skills on plain natural papers such as Inshu Gampi 001 (http://www.washiarts.com/conservation-papers/inshu-gampi-001-hm)
We are now working with a new paper maker to redevelop the Moriki Kozo line. A selection of the most popular colors will be added gradually starting with black and brown. The few colors to come will be Azuki, grey and yellow.
The new Moriki kozo washi / paper is produced in a very similar method to the predecessor – cooked with caustic soda, dyed with direct synthetic dyes and sized internally. The kozo fibre is sourced from Paraguay, a relatively new cultivator of good quality kozo that is well suited to dyeing.
As before these papers are sized, making them ideal for water-based media. The papers are great for bookbinding as covers and end papers, and for relief and screen printing.
We currently have the new black Moriki kozo washi in stock - it is deep and rich – the photo does not do it justice. Order sheets at http://www.washiarts.com/moriki-kozo/moriki-kozo-black
As always, Washi Arts is committed to supplying exceptional Japanese papers.