Decorated Papers Wrapping Paper

  • $16.95


The 10 wrapping papers in this “book” are reproductions of a remarkable collection of decorated papers dating from the 16th to the 20th century, and now housed in the British Library. They were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and as linings for chests and cases. Some decorated papers were even used as wrappings for foodstuffs such as gingerbread and chocolate. What unites all the papers is the richness of their ornamentation. They are all further united by having been collected by Olga Hirsch (1889-1968), a trained bookbinder who left her collection of some 3,500 papers to the British Library, where they remain one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world.

These 10 sheets of wrapping paper are reproductions of some of the most exquisite examples. They will delight and inspire designers, bibliophiles, and anyone with a love of pattern and decoration.

An added plus: the 10 sheets of paper come with coordinating 12 gift tags. 

Furthermore, this “book” is an efficient way to store wrapping paper. The sheets of 27” x 19” are bound, folded into quarters, and easily detached from a perforated margin. No more rolls of torn and wrinkled wrapping paper propped up in closets.

Book size 13.5” x 10"

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