KOKESHI PAPER DOLLS

For today’s class, we continue to follow the theme of the Japanese kokeshi doll. For this session, we were concentrating on the Japanese art form of  Origami and Suminagashi  to create Paper Kokeshi dolls.Origami: (折り紙) from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. Suminagashi: (墨 流 し) or “floating ink” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colourful.