Floral Chiyogami paper set in sterling silver and protected under a waterproof protective resin.
Japanese Chiyogami were originally developed in the Edo period as woodblock prints and were used to brighten the interiors of farmhouses. They are hand silk screened, and Susan carefully extracts a scene from each ornate sheet of Chiyogami to create the pendants.
Set on a 16", 1.5 mm sterling silver ball chain. Pendant measures approx. 1" x 1".
Handmade in Jackson, Wyoming
"My most recent body of work is inspired by wonderfully decorative chiyogami papers. These hand silk screened papers, which often display organic or geometric elements, can be incredibly ornate. Based on bright kimono textiles, these designs were developed in the Edo period as woodlbock prints and used to enliven farmhouse interiors. I extract small scenes from these papers, set them in sterling silver, and then protect them under a thin waterproof layer of resin." - Susan Fleming
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