Mizuhiki and Chiyogami accessories

November 6 - December 19, 2020

On display and available for purchase.

Presented by Paper For You

"We are a partner duo who create unique pieces of jewelry and accessories using patterned paper from Japan called Chiyogami, and paper-silk cords called Mizuhiki. We are paper artists that strive to produce beautiful pieces of jewelry with care and elegance.

Mizuhiki is a traditional Japanese art form made from a special cord. Everything we make is done by hand. The paper cranes and butterflies are made of inch square pieces of paper and carefully folded into its shape."

 

About Mizuhiki

MIZUHIKI (Mee-zoo-hee-kee) is an ancient Japanese art form that uses a special cord. The cord is created from rice paper that is tightly wounded, starched to give it stiffness, and then coloured. The way of colouring includes brightly coloured Mylar (very thin plastic), thin strands of silk, or simply painted.

Tying mizuhiki knot has meaning - it connects people and ties them together.

Mizuhiki has been passed down from generation to generation in Japan for ages. Traditionally, it is used for making ornamental knots tied around gifts tailored for special events. Now these beautiful cords have found their way into arts, crafts and home décor.

Care and Handling

Each origami earring is protected with a special coating that makes them water resistant. Please avoid spraying or wiping the paper area with alcohol.

Inquiries - jcnm@nikkeiplace.org