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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 who have trouble controlling their moisture, we recommend our Premium Double Shuen paper.
Most people want papers that are forgiving with excess moisture and papers that display vivid color. Traditionally, you had to choose between these two attributes. Papers that were forgiving of excess moisture did not display colors vividly, whereas papers with vivid color display tended to bleed and run when too much moisture was applied.
OAS Introduces a "New" Shipment of Premium Double ShuenThis double shuen is sturdy and thicker than most doubles but produces dynamic ink and color strokes and shows gradation and variations with smooth transitions. A beginner who struggles with their moisture, will find working with this paper to be a dream come true. Though on the thicker slide, the paper has a smooth finish, enabling your brush to glide on the surface rather than drag. We refer to this paper as "Jade Plate". Try it and see for yourself the beauty within this new batch of shuen (xuan) paper.
Available now in the large sheets of 27" x 54" only
P27BL Premium Double Shuen* 24: 13- ¼" x 18" Sheets is still part of our past inventory in Premium Double Shuen. We have not switched over to the new "Jade Plate" inventory.
With Premium Double Shuen you can have your cake and eat it too!