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Shuen Paper (Xuan Paper) is the most popular paper in China among brush painters and calligraphers. It is the most sensitive of the rice papers, cheerfully displaying dynamic strokes and complex shade variations with translucent fluidity and original spontaneity.
We carry many variations of raw shuen paper, each with their own unique characteristics. For beginners we recommend our Double Shuen paper.
This two-ply Shuen paper is proven to produce beautiful color and smooth delivery of strokes. This paper is slightly thinner than OAS' Double Shuen A and therefore slightly more sensitive to moisture. As a result, the stroke's color is vivid and smooth, showing fantastic transitions of gradients from light to dark.Double Shuen (SP) is also great for other subjects such as plants, animals and low-moisture landscapes. An excellent choice for painting but keep in mind that Double Shuen (SP) does require some attention to moisture control as it bleeds easier than regular Premium Double Shuen or Practice Double Shuen.