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Cicada Wing Sized Xuan Paper for Gongbi Painting 27x54.5[cicada_xuan]

Sold in bundles of 5, 10, 50, or 100 sheets. Cicada Wing Xuan paper is the traditional name of this sized rice paper.

  • Alum was applied as size to make it non-absorbant. It does NOT bleed or smear.
  • It is as thin as cicada wing or shell and that is where it got its name (Chan Yi) from. However, it is very durable and will withstand multiple washes without getting fuzzy surface.
  • The surface was treated with mica mineral powder which tiny sparkles in the sun or other strong light and give ink and colors delicate effects. 
  • It is made for Gongbi(fine-line or elaborated) style Chinese brush painting. It can also be used to paint green and blue or Southern Song Dynasty style ink landscape See the sample paintings below.
  • Traditionally handmade
  • PH neutral and archival
  • Paper Size: 54.5"x27"(138cm x 65cm).


*Sold in bundles of 5, 10, 20, or 100 sheets.Please select your quantity before adding to shopping cart.

x10 [cicada_xuan_10] $40.50 Quantity :
x5 [cicada_xuan_5] $22.50 Quantity :
x50 [cicada_xuan_50] $182.50 Quantity :
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