A&S 18.05.13 Money wrappers and inro

Saturday saw the first of the paper craft A&S afternoons.  The afternoon started with money wrappers – origami wallets.

Money wrapper were used in ancient Japan before the invention of wallets.  The money wrapper is rather simple to make, and a variety of coloured paper can be used to different effect.

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After money wrappers, we moved on to inro.  Inro were used in later period to carry small things from the obi.  They are sagemono – a term used for things hanging from an obi – but were a stack of nested boxes specifically for small items.

The paper inro that were made were much simpler in design and only consisted of one box.

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The inro were a little more time consuming and required some decorating, glueing and a touch of needlework.

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Completed items.

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