JDK is an artists’ handmade paper made from the inner bark or bast fibre of de-kar, not to be confused with de-nar (see Tsasho paper). De-kar has a lighter colour and has a superfine silk like quality. It is a native plant of the Himalayan foothills, sustainable and a renewable resource. Plants are cropped above ground level and can be reharvested after 3-4 years. The paper is made on a laid mould of split bamboo which gives a laid pattern to the sheet. The paper is couched and dried on a mud wall.
For drawing in ink, calligraphy, printmaking.
You can buy just one sheet of any one paper but overall you must buy a minimum of 10 sheets selected from any of the papers in this category.
£3.90 (£3.90 Inc. VAT)
54 x 82cm