Monday, 19 October 2009

siwa ・ 紙和

All images are from siwa website.
When I was browsing around a shop the other day I came across these wonderful products called "siwa". They are made of this totally new kind of paper called "naoron" that doesn't tear so easily. "siwa" which comes from a word "shiwa" has a meaning of "wrinkle" in Japanese and also is written in two kanji characters that mean "japanese paper" or "washi". It's soft and has beautiful texture (which i love!) yet quite strong (can load up to 10kg!) and apparently highly water-resistant too. I want to get a tote and those slippers - they are so nice!! I wish i could let you feel them!
 

9 comments:

  1. i love all kinds of paper. i love touching and smelling it. i'm sure this kind of paper feels great! it does look really soft :)

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  2. how neat is that! what a find, hiki!

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  3. hi Luuworld,
    yes it feels really lovely! and oh the smell of paper, i agree with you it's beautiful isn't it!

    hi Marion, hi bree,
    they kind of feel like leather, really nice ;)

    hi jenna,
    i have not forgotten about your tea i'm so sorry for being unbelievably slow.... will do it SOON!

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  4. oh, i almost bought a bag in that material, it is so cool!!!
    i loved to read your comment :-), thank you

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  5. I like these a lot and those shoes...sweetness!

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  6. love those wrinkles.... my favorite is the brown shade, i like this very natural look. thank you for your sweet comment!

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  7. Really loving your blog!

    I just stumbled across your blog and finished scanning through from the first to the last page.
    Hope I am not late.

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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