"Momi" or crinkled papers have a uniquely textured surface and much more cloth-like "drape" than most other papers. Their texture makes them a unique choice for collage, and their strength and durability makes them particularly well suited for bookbinding and boxmaking.
But these papers are used by artists in unique ways as well. Scriptum Fine Japanese Prints has prints from artist Sadao Watanabe who creates striking color stencil prints on hand crumpled momi-gami paper. His work is inspiring.
About the Artist · Sadao Watanabe
Sadao Watanabe was a Japanese printmaker in the 20th Century. Watanabe was famous for his biblical prints rendered in the mingei (folk art) tradition of Japan. As a student of the master textile dye artist Serizawa Keisuke (1895–1984), Watanabe was associated with the mingei (folk art) movement. (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadao_Watanabe_%28artist%29)
About Scriptum Fine Japanese Prints
Scriptum was established in 1999 and deals in JAPANESE PRINTS, particularly Prints of the late 19th and 20th century – Shin Hanga and Sosaku Hanga – and in Contemporary Japanese Print Artist. (www.japanprintart.com)
About Kyoseishi Momi
Washi Arts sells a premium hand-crumpled Kyoseishi line, with a high kozo content and treated with konnyaku for extra strength and some water-resistance. Available in parent sheets 43" x 31" and half sheets, as well sa 8-1/2" x 11" by special order. Click here to order.