Momigami or Crinkled Papers

“MOMI” literally means kneaded in Japanese.  In this case it refers to the to hand-crinkled paper. We have several styles of MOMI papers available at closeout prices.

Kōzo papers: these sheets are hand-painted and hand-crinkled only on one side; other side flat and easy to glue for box and bookmaking. Momi Kōzo (KM or KP) 22x31.75 inches.

All crinkled papers are extremely strong and can be used in box and bookmaking, collage, or paper weaving.

Kyosei paper literally means strengthened paper. These sheets are pigment- dyed with a single color on both sides. They are also hand-crinkled kōzo papers, treated with arum root juice.  In this case, the clear liquid starch is applied multiple times to create an even more cloth-like paper, making this paper easy to sew even in a sewing machine. Paper similar to our Kyosei was used in the Edo period (1603-1868) to make paper cloth called kamiko; used from everything from clothing to bedding.  Kyosei (KS) 23.5x35.5 inches.

All crinkled papers are extremely strong and can be used in box and bookmaking, collage, or paper weaving.