Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
These 11 sheets of vintage paper are one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. They come from the estate sale of a military officer who was in Japan in the late 1940s. He'd also lived there in the 1930s so I can't be sure of the date of these. They measure 6 1/2 '' X 9 1/2''. The top surface is shaved micro-thin wood, not a true paper. You can see and feel the wood grain. Looking through a magnifying glass is just wonderful! The reverse side is simple beige tissue weight paper with age-darkened edges. The two layers together are still thinner than ordinary typing paper. They are a very fragile and brittle, even flaking a little along the edges. The simple pale green bamboo printed on one border is fitting since the wood probably is bamboo.

Shaved Wood Bamboo Paper - Japanese


  • Vintage Supply from the 1940s
  • Materials: paper, bamboo
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 653 reviews
  • Favorited by: 13 people