Grown straight and tall in the Florida sunshine, this kozo bark makes beautiful handmade paper whether it be washi [Japanese-style paper] or hanji [Korean style paper] or any experimental paper you create!
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Florida KOZO BARK -- UNSCRAPED
To use this bark, it will need to be soaked for several hours and scraped gently to remove the outer green/black bark layers. IMPORTANT: If you want to use one pound of SCRAPED bark, you will need to order two pounds of UNSCRAPED bark.
NOTE: Due to it's length [36-inch strips], the cost for shipping is more expensive than it is for scraped bark -- depending on the shipping address.
Kozo is the ‘common’ name used to describe the inner bark from the shrub/tree, Broussonetia papyrifera. For many centuries, this fiber has been used to make beautiful handmade paper [and before that, bark cloth] around the globe but especially in China, Korea, Japan, Indo-China, South Asia and the Polynesian islands.