- Xavier Beaulande
About out traditional wallpaper Fusuma Gami from Echizen.
NATSUKUMI MATERIAL papers are produced by masters of the traditional Japanese printing techniques.Their have an extensive knowledge of the printing process.
The Echizen washi paper they make is known as the highest quality paper made in Japan. It is manufactured in the Reihoku and in the Fukui prefectures. Echizen paper was Japan's first paper currency and has a 1500 years long history.
Usually the papers will be decorated with swirls and because of the mixed fibers substrate the result is an unique decorative item with a textured aspect and an extensive color palette.The paper is rooted in the past but has a modern twist.
The collection reflects the trends and atmosphere of the current times. The designs vary from traditional Japanese patterns to contemporary ones.