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posted by davek on Jan 26

Here is another Chigiri-e artwork featuring a native Hawaiian bird. Chigiri-e is used to create either realistic or abstract images and in Japan it is popular to use flowers and landscapes. Most artists color the paper themselves using vegetable dyes or colored inks. The paper or washi is commonly made from the bark of the gampi tree or the paper mulberry.

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