It’s made of paper, or washi, in Japanese.
My younger sister handmade this gorgeous flower out of tengujou-shi, the thinnest handmade paper from Japan, that had been hand painted as well. She used a craft pack
from our dear friends at Paper Connection International
, and with her vision, voila! The paper is actually made by a national treasure of Japan, Mr. Hamada. Kozo, or mulberry bushes indigenous to Japan, are responsibly farmed in the southwestern part of Japan, where they are then made into pure weblike sheets using traditional papermaking methods. Light fast pigments are then applied. Acid free, these papers are used for more than just collage and book arts, but even conservation of art and book repair. Try it yourself!
|The stem is also made out of washi, or paper in Japanese.