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.