OSCOLABO Mizuhiki Bow Rubber Stamp
Mizuhiki (水引) is an ancient Japanese art form that uses a special cord. The cord is created from rice paper, that is tightly wound, starched to give it stiffness, and then colored.
Currently there are several forms. The traditional decoration, given away at Japanese occasions, such as weddings, births, and funerals take the forms of animals or boats. Different animals are created for different meanings, including cranes, frogs, fish, dragons, and turtles are among the most popular. The other traditional way the art is done is in decorating cards with little colored knots, similarly to how people in western cultures use a ribbon and bow. A third way is being developed that uses the ancient art for a more modern purpose, jewelry.
OSCOLABO is a collaboration laboratory from the historic Japanese stamp store OSCO since 1923. The concept of OSCOLABO stamps is that the real creation does not end after one single stamping, there is always more possibilities when it comes to create something originally and unique of your own. Use OSCOLABO's stamps can easily create beautiful and unique patterns, perfect for scrapbooking, collage, mail art and journal decorations!
Made in Japan