Chiyogami Paper Wallet

$ 15.00
Polygun Collective
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This wallet is handmade using beautiful Japanese chiyogami* paper. The wallet measures approximately 3.5" x 6" (9 cm x 15 cm). Each wallet follows the same simple and clean design, containing two inner compartments to hold your money, receipts etc. and two hand-cut card slots. It is held together by a button and string closure.Though delicate in look and feel, the paper is strong enough to withstand the wear and tear of life in a coat pocket or purse.*Chiyogami, literally thousand generation (chiyo) paper (gami), is meticulously produced by hand. Each layer of colour is silkscreened on individually requiring careful registration of screens.These exquisite papers were developed in Japan during the Edo Period (1603-1867) by papermakers who were emulating the fashionable kimono textiles being produced in the Yuzen area of Kyoto. These small-scale paper imitations were intended to be used on dolls and tiny household items, such as tea tins. Many of the patterns contain highly symbolic imagery, such as cranes for long life and plum blossoms and pine boughs for beauty and longevity.

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Polygun Collective
Based in Toronto, ON

*POLYGUN* is a collective of individuals working with various mediums to re-contextualize cultural findings of the past and present.Based out of Toronto, our products include books of photography, posters and screen prints.Our inspiration is drawn from material that spans several decades, whether it’s revisiting objects and ideals that have long ago faded from memory, or...

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