Persimmon-dyed Journal
Persimmon-dyed Journal
Persimmon-dyed Journal
Persimmon-dyed Journal

Awagami Factory

Persimmon-dyed Journal

Sale price$32.00

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Is there anything better than a fresh journal to give the sense of a new found freedom? Well how about one made of handmade paper - and naturally-dyed in Japan? Oo la la! Created by Awagami Factory, this journal will be sure to keep your secrets safe - especially those pertaining to your making!

The cover of this journal has been dyed with the juice of green persimmons. This process is known as kakishibu. This rich brown pigment has been used for waterproofing Japanese paper umbrellas since antiquity and these days, kakishibu has come back into fashion as an eco-friendly colorant for clothing and accessories. The covers of this book are hand-brushed with kakishibu to reveal a lovely, warm brown-orange color. This traditional Japanese style stitched book features 20 thick washi pages suitable for writing, drawing, collage, stamping, etc. The journal comes with a removable rule that can be placed inside each page. 

Each book is unique and can be used either right-to-left (Japanese) or flip to use left-to-right (Western). If you would like to learn more about dyeing with persimmon in Japan, or would like to try it yourself, please pick up a copy of Kristine and Adrienne's book, Journeys in Natural Dyeing.

In addition to these, check out the journals and paper tray dyed with indigo.