One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Decorative paper of a kind traditionally handmade in Japan.‘a small kite made of bamboo and washi’as modifier ‘richly designed washi paper’
- ‘Washi can be applied to walls, molding, bookcases and other furniture - then just as easily peeled away, leaving no residue.’
- ‘Add washi to place cards or wrap it around napkin rings.’
- ‘The only current study of washi, it provides a compelling overview, explaining its history as well as the techniques and decorative motifs involved.’
- ‘Adorn a papier mache ornament with two coordinating washi patterns, topped with a craft-store monogram.’
- ‘Though tissue-like in appearance, washi is reasonably tough, making its long production time worth the wait.’
- ‘Thin, yet strong, washi is used to make all kinds of Japanese household items, including sliding doors, fans, and lamps.’
- ‘Tanizaki holds a similar affection for washi, which makes everything a bit softer and shadowy-looking when light streams through it.’
- ‘She says washi adheres especially well to metals, so you can decorate lockers, blinds and furniture.’
- ‘His handwriting is beautiful, the washi stationery is amazing, and his continued gratitude for our friendship warms my heart.’
- ‘I've already used regular washi to save an old (and hideous) shoe storage unit and now it's so much cheerier.’
- ‘Thus, for the first time, they were able to create a washi lampshade with a white, reflective inner surface and a colored outer surface.’
Japanese, from wa ‘of Japan’ + shi ‘paper’.
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