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.