OAS carries an extensive assortment of rice paper for Sumi-e, Chinese brush painting, calligraphy and many other different art mediums within the Oriental and most Asian Arts. All of our papers are carefully tested by seasoned artists to ensure that each meet our standards of excellence and possess characteristics we know our patrons expect.
When testing, OAS considers the following traits: absorbency, honesty (does it showcase vivid 'true' colors), color variations (gradations where one color blends to the next), hold shape with little to no excess bleeding unless desired by the artist, shows decisive strokes and allows movement of the brush without dragging.
Peruse through our collection, read each characteristic that each paper possess, because paper choice is very personal. Moisture sensitivity is the key! Loading of the brush is important. All papers OAS offers are "spot on" when testing for the above criteria. Contact us now if you have any questions or need help finding what's right for you!