9.4.12

An Assortment of: Envelopes



I am a collector/hoarder/gatherer of a multitude of "things". Some of these things are sentimental, some just visually pleasing  to me, all are precious in one way or another.


I think I like the idea of displaying some of these collections here. 


Today's exhibit is a small arrangement of  Japanese gift envelopes called "shugi bukuro".





Traditionally, a cash gift called a "Oshugi" is given to a bride and groom in these shugi-bukuro.  These were ours.


The envelopes are made of beautiful paper and embellished with "mizuhiki". Mizuhiki is an ancient art form that involves the ornate assembly of decorative rice paper cords.






I am currently teaching myself this traditional skill. I hope to show you my efforts soon.


I hope you are all having an excellent Easter break.


6 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I have such admiration for people who can work immaculately, probably because I am miss Chaotic myself

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  2. These envelopes are so beautiful! <3

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  3. this is incredibly refined and so pretty. I love to learn about japonese culture.

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  4. Oh these are beautiful. I'd love to see your future attempts :)

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  5. Those are pretty!

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  6. The paper and the mizuhiki are gorgeous! The way they are tied is...amazing! Can't wait to see your efforts!

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